Thursday, November 13, 2014

U2 frontman Bono’s private jet loses door in mid-flight

U2 frontman Bono’s private jet lost its baggage door in mid-flight during a trip from Dublin to Berlin on Wednesday.

Bloomberg reports the hatch and two bags from the Bombardier Learjet disappeared over German territory during the flight, according to Germany’s air accident investigation bureau.

“A door on the plane to the cargo hold became detached, and apparently two pieces of luggage fell out,” the bureau said. “Bono was on board. We are investigating the incident.”

The jet landed safely at Berlin’s Schoenefeld airport.

Bono was headed to Berlin to meet German Development Minister Gerd Mueller ahead of the band accepting a prize at the Bambi International Music Awards on Thursday.

U2 members The Edge, Larry Mullen, Jr. and Adam Clayton were headed to Berlin for the awards show late Wednesday evening and were not on board Bono’s flight.

U2 will perform a week-long residency on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon starting Monday, November 17.

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