FAA Grounds Boeing's 737 Max 9 Fleet After Alaska Airlines Incident

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Published on January 8, 2024 - Duration: 01:30s

FAA Grounds Boeing's 737 Max 9 Fleet After Alaska Airlines Incident

FAA Grounds Boeing's , 737 Max 9 Fleet , After Alaska Airlines Incident.

'The Guardian' reports that Boeing is back in the spotlight after an incident on an Alaska Airlines flight where a part of the plane's fuselage tore away mid-flight.

The plane was one of Boeing's newest and best-selling models, the 737 Max.

Just minutes after takeoff from Portland, Oregon, a door plug detached from the plane, leaving a gaping hole in the passenger cabin.

The plane made an emergency landing, and no crew or passengers were injured in the incident.

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According to accident investigators, the incident, which occurred at a relatively low altitude with all passengers still strapped in, could have been much more serious.

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'The Guardian' reports that the cause of the incident remains unknown.

However, investigators have reportedly now located the missing door plug, which was recovered from the backyard of a local teacher.

Following the incident, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration grounded Boeing's fleet of 737 Max 9 planes.

According to investigators, an auto-pressurization fail light on the aircraft had triggered three times in the two months it had been in service.

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According to investigators, an auto-pressurization fail light on the aircraft had triggered three times in the two months it had been in service.

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Prior to the incident, this information had prompted the airline to restrict that particular plane from making long flights over water


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