Boeing Faces Potential Criminal Charges Following String of Incidents

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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.

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The government-issued warning comes after a series of incidents, including two 737 Max jet crashes within a five-month span.

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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.

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That incident resulted in the FAA ordering all 171 MAX 9 jets be grounded while the agency investigated the incident.

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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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