Boeing could face prosecution over plane crashes which killed 346

Credit: Sky News- Published on May 15, 2024
A new twist in the safety crisis engulfing Boeing could see the airline prosecuted over the 737 MAX 8 crashes in 2018 and 2019 that left 346 people dead.

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Published on May 15, 2024 -  01:31
Boeing Faces Potential Criminal Charges Following String of Incidents
Boeing Faces, Potential Criminal Charges , Following String of Incidents. 'The Independent' reports that federal officials have issued a warning to Boeing regarding possible criminal charges due to the airliner's failure to improve safety. . The government-issued warning comes after a series of incidents, including two 737 Max jet crashes within a five-month span. . One crash occurred in Indonesia in 2018 and another took place in Ethiopia in 2019. A total of 346 people were killed in the two crashes. Following those two crashes, Boeing agreed to pay $2.5 billion and make a number of safety improvements. Feds now accuse Boeing of violating that deal and claim the company could face further prosecution following a series of incidents in recent months. In January, an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 9 had a door plug blow off mid-flight. . That incident resulted in the FAA ordering all 171 MAX 9 jets be grounded while the agency investigated the incident. . For failing to fulfill completely the terms of and obligations under the [deferred prosecution agreement], Boeing is subject to prosecution by the United States for any federal criminal violation of which the United States has knowledge, Department of Justice lawyers letter to a federal judge, via 'The Independent'. 'The Independent' reports that a number of whistleblowers have accused Boeing of cutting corners when it comes to quality and expertise in exchange for short-term profit.

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