A co-pilot for Japan's All Nippon Airways nearly flipped a Boeing 737 when he pushed the wrong button to open the cockpit door. All Nippon is the same carrier that took delivery of the first Boeing 787 Dreamliner this week.
Six passengers aboard the 737 became airsick or reported neck pain after the plane tipped more than 130 degrees and plunged about 6,000 feet in 30 seconds. Two flight attendants were slightly injured in the incident.
An All Nippon spokeswoman says the airline is now requiring that pilots double check all control settings every time they leave or return to the cockpit.
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