"There may be a few cows or sheep in the German countryside with a very sore head," says U2 frontman
Bono has said “there may be a few cows or sheep in the German countryside with a very sore head” after the rear door of his private jet fell off midway though a flight from Dublin to Berlin this week.
As reported, the U2 frontman was on board his £50 million Learjet 60 D-CGEO with four friends heading to the Bambi International Music awards when the incident took place on November 12.
Speaking to NBC News on the red carpet for that event, Bono is quoted as saying: “There was a kind of bang. We thought we’d hit turbulence – maybe the wheel landing gear was coming down or something – but it was 25 minutes. The real relief was that the particular design meant that the plane did not decompress.”
“The worry is where is the door, where are those bags?” he added. “You know there may be a few cows or sheep in the German countryside with a very sore head. We trust that nobody was hurt because we would have heard by now and that was actually our first concern, cause we were fine.”
Bono was flying to Berlin ahead of his bandmates to attend a diplomatic event with Gerd Mueller, the German minister of economic coorperation and development.
However, when the plane reached the German coast, flying at about 8,000ft, its tailgate became detached. The door was outside the pressurised area of the cabin so there was no loss of pressure and need for oxygen masks, but when the travellers landed they noticed that all their luggage was missing.
German aviation authorities are currently investigating the incident and local police are scouring the areas around the airport for the missing luggage.