Jet loses door taking off in Grand Junction
GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado – Aviation officials say the main passenger door fell off a twin-jet business plane as it was taking off from Grand Junction Regional Airport, but no one was hurt.
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Mike Fergus says the door tumbled from the Bombardier Challenger CL-60 shortly after 5 p.m. on Monday.
He didn’t know how high the plane was. It returned to the airport and landed safely.
Fergus says the cause isn’t known. FAA investigators are expected at the airport Tuesday.
Fergus did not know how many people were on the plane, but it can seat about 20 passengers.
The plane’s registered owner is WFP Investments of Snowmass Village. No one answered the company’s phone after business hours Monday.
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