They nearly had to face the music.
A Brazilian band’s plane ride turned catastrophic after the door burst open midflight, forcing the aircraft to make an emergency landing.
A Twitter of the nightmare at 30,000 feet currently boasts about 100,000 views.
That was a Moment of grave concern when the door of the Brazilian music band Tierry's Bandeirante EMB-110 plane opened with the singer's team in mid-flight.— FL360aero (@fl360aero) June 13, 2023
The aircraft was traveling from São Luís and had to make an emergency landing. No injuries reported.#safety #aviation pic.twitter.com/4lfvoZcQQd
The near-calamity occurred last week just 30 minutes after the plane departed from Sao Luis en route to Salvador city, according to local outlet O Informante.
Tierry, the frontman, was not on board as he had departed on a different flight ahead of his bandmates.
Disaster struck after the fuselage opened up while the plane was in the air.
In the frightening footage, Tierry’s bandmates — who sat remarkably calm during the whole ordeal — can be seen in the cabin with the door wide open like the immortal near-crash-landing scene from Cameron Crowe’s 2000 classic “Almost Famous.”
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Faced with the potential disaster, the pilot decided to turn the flight around and make an emergency landing back at Hugo da Cunha Machado airport in Sao Luis.
Shortly after arrival, medics came aboard and checked on the passengers, who thankfully didn’t suffer any injuries during the inadvertent open-air flight.
Tierry’s band, meanwhile, returned to their hotel, presumably relieved to not have joined the long list of famous bands to perish via plane crash.
Authorities are currently investigating what caused the door to burst open post-takeoff.
Unfortunately, not all midflight hatch openings have been the result of technical issues.
In a now-notorious incident in May, a passenger on an Asiana Airlines flight opened the emergency exit minutes before it landed in Daegu, South Korea, on Friday because he “wanted to get off the plane quickly.”