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On the 13th of February 2021 a Boeing 757-200 from DHL experienced a spontaneous opening of its main cargo door during climb-out from Leipzig airport in Germany.
The crew executed an immediate return to land on the opposite runway and stayed only 15 minutes in the air.
In this video I will give you My view on this incident and explain some of the systems behind this cargo door
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Below you will find the links to videos and sources used in this episode. Enjoy checking them out!
757 Passenger Plane: @Konstantin von Wedelstaedt
757 Cargo Image: @Gordon Zammit
Cargo Door: @Precision conversions
DHL Cargo Loading:@Curimedia
Priscion Conversion: @precisionaircraft.com
Door Hydraulics Schematic: @aircargonews.net
Door Hinges: @aviationbusinessnews.com
Precision Conversions Structural Repair Document: @precisionaircraft.com
767 Cargo Conversion Video: @IAI
01:30 Freighter Conversion
03:39 Structural limitations
04:30 What could have happen?
06:30 What will happen to the aircraft?
07:15 My thoughts