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Were you using the hard drive while in flight? High altitudes, usually around 10,000ft depending on the speed of the drive, can damage the drive. The clicking noise could be a couple of things, but is almost always the reading arm hitting something on the inside. With problems like this it's best to backup the data if you can and buy a new drive. (I would recomend an SSD drive to prevent future problems like this, but be warned they can be a bit pricey.)
If you have data you'd like to save, try plugging the drive into another usb port, or another computer if you can get access to either. Sometimes other operating systems can have luck accessing the drive, but for damaged drives it's mostly hit or miss.
If you have mission critical data that you absolutely must have there are many hard drive recovery companies that can get anything off of anything. Another warning though, they can be very pricey ($300+).
I hope this helps, and remember to be very careful with hard drives, they can be very sensitive.
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