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757 Freighter Door Opening In Flight: A VERY Similar Case

757 Freighter Door Opening In Flight: A VERY Similar Case

A freighter door opening in flight is rare, but not unheard of. We’re going to look at an older case, and what happened to that 757 afterwards! Last Saturday we saw a DHL 757 freighter, whose main cargo door opened shortly after takeoff. The crew made an expedited...
INCIDENT: DHL 757 Freighter Door Opens In Flight!

INCIDENT: DHL 757 Freighter Door Opens In Flight!

Early on Saturday morning, a DHL Boeing 757 Freighter made an emergency landing back at its origin airport, after its main cargo door opened in flight. The incident happened in Leipzig Halle Airport (EDDP), in Germany. The aircraft, a DHL Air Boeing 757-236PCF...
Why Aren’t There Any New Dedicated Cargo Aircraft?

Why Aren’t There Any New Dedicated Cargo Aircraft?

Why don’t aircraft manufacturers make dedicated, 747 replacement aircraft, with a front or rear loading door for cargo operations? Well, they sort of do, but… it’s complicated. In recent articles, we mentioned how vital some cargo aircraft are, for ‘outsize’ cargo...