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Bono's plane loses suitcases in mid-air incident

May give new meaning to the album 'All that you can’t leave behind'

If you were in Germany last week and saw a couple of UFOs, they may have been suitcases that fell from Bono's plane.


The lead singer of U2 flew to Berlin from Dublin when the rear hatch of his aircraft was found to be missing, CNN reported.


But the singer, who was travelling separately from other members of the band, and the four other passengers on board were unharmed. In fact it was the ground crew at Berlin Schonefeld Airport who discovered the hatch was gone along with two suitcases.


Officials still haven’t found what they’re looking for


"Officials have not yet located the two suitcases or the hatch door, but they have been able to pinpoint the area where they are likely to have landed by the radar, " an official with the German Federal Bureau of Aircraft Accident Investigation said.


While the official cannot confirm what happened until the investigation is complete, they admitted to believing the rear hatch was not properly closed.


Whatever the case, Bono seemed happy, with or without the luggage.



Photograph: Barbara Lindberg/REX

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Written by: Gaya Avery
Published: 17 November 2014

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