Takeoff terror as planes rear door blows off blasting cabin with -41C temps

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    Plane passengers were left in shock when the rear of their aircraft opened shortly after takeoff, exposing them to -41C temperatures.

    Hats flew off the 25 people onboard the AN-26 flight when its rear door, usually separated from passengers by a curtain, became nothing more than a gaping hole, causing the cabin to depressurise.

    The incident took place after taking off from Magan in the Siberian region of Yakutia, Russia, which is widely regarded as one of the coldest regions in the world.

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    It was headed for the Pacific coast city of Magadan.

    The pilot was forced to make a rapid emergency landing, touching the plane back down again at Magan.

    Footage has been gathered of the incident that shows the massive hole at the back of the plane, which is understood to have claimed passengers’ hats, whipped off heads and out into the air.

    With his hood up, the man films with his front camera as he tries to talk over the roaring wind.

    Despite the unsettling situation, he doesn’t appear to be too flustered almost at one point appears to smile.

    The intense cold seems not to have caused too many issues, with all on board being described as “safe”.

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    In the footage, the man in the video begins to swear at the open door.

    A report said: “Fortunately, the 25 people on board, including the crew, were unharmed.

    “Only the caps off some people's heads flew into the white void.”

    The cold weather where the passengers boarded appears to have meant they were all wearing coats from the door opened.

    The passengers were all also strapped in for the take-off from Magan – just eight miles away from the coldest city on the planet, Yakutsk.

    It is understood an investigation into what happened is now underway.

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