A window and part of the fuselage of Alaska Airlines Flight 1282 blew out shortly after takeoff, forcing it to make an emergency landing in Oregon.
According to the photo shared by a passenger, there is a significant hole just next to the passenger seats on the side of the aircraft.
After entering commercial service on Nov. 11, a Boeing 737-9 MAX had completed 145 flights since receiving certification just two months earlier.
A pressurization issue caused the plane's emergency landing at 16,000 feet, six minutes after takeoff at 5:07 p.m. with 174 passengers and six crew members aboard.
A second landing was made at 5:26 p.m., and there are no reports of any injuries at this time.
Upon receiving the crew's report that their pressurization system had failed, the Federal Aviation-
Administration (FAA) will conduct a full investigation into the matter. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is also
investigating the incident and will provide updates on Twitter (now known as X).
In connection with the investigation, Boeing is actively gathering information on the incident, which involved a Boeing 737-9 MAX aircraft.
A total of 346 deaths resulted from two crashes involving the Max model in 2018 and 2019.
Flight control system upgrades were made before planes returned to service.
The FAA advised pilots to limit the use of an anti-ice system on the Max in dry conditions due to concerns about potential engine inlet overheating.