Achtung Bono – your plane is falling to bits

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    Bono was travelling to Berlin for the Bambi Music Awards (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

    U2’s Bono was involved in a mid-air scare yesterday when the rear door of his private jet fell off and plummeted 15,000 feet to the ground, followed by two suitcases.

    The singer was with four friends aboard the Learjet 60, which was travelling from Dublin to Berlin

    The plane landed safely at Berlin Schoenefeld Airport.

    An airport spokesman said the Irish singer was never in any danger when the 80cm by 100cm (32in by 40in) rear hatch became loose and landed somewhere within the Schoenefeld airport site.

    Ralf Kunkel said it was not clear how the hatch came off and the German authorities are investigating.

    He added that the aircraft was never close to crashing and landed safely on Wednesday.

    NBC News reported that the two pilots hadn’t realised that the door had come off until after they had landed.

    Bono was travelling to Berlin to attend the Bambi Music Awards.

    The U2 frontman said: “I still haven’t found what I’m looking for”, when he was asked about the missing door and suitcases.