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Bono's Jet Door Falls Off Mid-Flight on the Way to Germany: Report

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By    |   Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 10:39 AM

Bono's jet door flew off his private plane during a flight to Germany this week, but the U2 frontman kept right on trucking after a safe landing, continuing on to a meeting with officials to discuss Ebola.

The rear door of the Learjet 60 reportedly fell off during the trip from Dublin to Berlin Wednesday, ABC News reported.

"The Learjet lost a door where the luggage was put in," Germout Freitag, spokesman for the German Federal Bureau of Aircraft Accident Investigation, told ABC News.

"There can be many reasons for this incident. Either something broke on the door or the door wasn't closed properly. Those are the usual problems that occur," he added.

Bono and four friends were on board, heading for the Bambi Awards where U2 was scheduled to perform.

The passengers and pilot reportedly didn’t even notice that the door had fallen off until the jet landed.

"When they landed they were horrified to learn that the compartment at the rear of the place had completely detached," a source told the Daily Mail. "The entire door along with Bono and his companions' luggage had fallen out mid-air. They don't know if the door and the contents landed over water or land, but they were extremely lucky."

After landing, Bono met with Walter Lindner, Germany's special representative for the fight against Ebola, to talk about what is being done to combat the deadly virus.

Aviation expert John Nance told ABC News that what happen on Bono's jet was unusual but did not pose an immediate threat to them.

"What happened here is very unusual, but they were never really at risk," Nance said. "The passengers may have been scared when they heard a noise, but they never lost pressurization."

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