Bono attends the Cannes Lions Awards Ceremony at Palais des Festivals on June 21, 2014 in Cannes, France. (Richard Bord/Getty Images)
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"They were startled for a bit but they continued on and made the descent into Berlin airport."
It's a real wonder famed U2 singer Bono didn't die yesterday.
The singer was traveling on a private jet from Dublin to Berlin when one of the doors on the plane simply fell off. It happened as they were flying at about 8,000 feet just off the German coast. Fortunately, the door was located outside of the pressurized area so the aircraft didn't experience any loss of pressure and passengers didn't need to put on their oxygen masks.
‘The entire door along with Bono and his companions’ luggage had fallen out mid-air. They don’t know if the door and the contents landed over water or land but they were extremely lucky. They were at an altitude where anything could have happened and they are all feeling very lucky to be alive," a source familiar with the incident told the Daily Mail.
The source said that about an hour into the journey they were startled by a big thud coming from the rear of the plane. But they continued on their flight path to Berlin. When they arrived there, they learned that the compartment at the back end of the plane completely detached from the rest of the aircraft.
"They were startled for a bit but they continued on and made the descent into Berlin airport. When they landed they were horrified to learn that the compartment at the rear of the plane had completely detached.
"The jet landed safely and, according to our knowledge, there was no danger of a crash," according to an airport official.
Bono was the only U2 singer to travel on that aircraft. Larry Mullen, guitarist "the Edge" and Adam Clayton flew separately and met up with Bono late Wednesday for a performance at the Bambi movie awards in Berlin.
German authorities have launched an official investigation to find out what happened.
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