8 Jan 2024

Expert speaks on series of plane safety incidents

From Morning Report, 8:45 am on 8 January 2024

In the latest in a raft of airplane incident over the past couple of weeks, passengers on board an Alaska Airlines flight out of Oregon were subjected to a terrifying sight when one of the emergency exit doors blew out while the plane was ascending.

Pilots completed an emergency landing with a massive hole in the plane's fuselage and passengers sat in their seats wearing oxygen masks.

In a separate incident, passengers onboard an Air New Zealand flight to Vancouver were also turned around after a techincal issue with the plane's spoiler was found.

Those events come after a deadly runway collision in Japan last week.

Digital editor of Travel Talk Magazine, Dan Lake, spoke with Charlotte Cook.