U2 frontman Bono was involved in a very scary situation at 8,000 feet on Wednesday (Nov 12th) after the back door of his private jet fell off while he was flying with four friends from Dublin to Germany, a journey that takes around 2 hours.

The rear door fell off Bono's private jet while flying to Berlin

According to Daily Mail, Bono was aboard the Learjet 60, about an hour into the flight, when he and the other passengers heard a "big thud" coming from the rear of the plane. Fortunately the pilots landed safely at Berlin's Schoenefeld Airport minutes later.

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After the aircraft was parked, and the damage was assessed, the passengers learned two suitcases fell out when the incident occurred. Luckily, the luggage compartment isn't connected to the pressurized cabin, so neither the pilots nor Bono and his friends experienced any loss of pressure.

"They were startled for a bit but they continued on and made the descent into Berlin airport. When they landed they were horrified to learn that the compartment at the rear of the plane had completely detached," a source told the newspaper. "The entire door along with Bono and his companions' luggage had fallen out mid-air. They don't know if the door and the contents landed over water or land but they were extremely lucky. They were at an altitude where anything could have happened and they are all feeling very lucky to be alive."

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U2 are in Berlin to be presented with an award at the 2014 Bambi International Music awards, where they will also perform live on the BAMBI stage.