Boeing’s Fatal Oversite Exposed By New Report

There is a possibility that the door plug that came loose from an Alaska Airlines aircraft in January wasn’t appropriately fastened before the plane departed from Boeing’s factory.

Due to the cabin’s depressurization caused by the plug’s removal, a young man’s shirt was ripped off of his body, and mobile phones were sucked out through a huge hole.

According to the investigation, at 16,000 feet, the door plug detached from Alaska Airlines Flight Number 1282 minutes after takeoff. Nobody knows what happened to the bolts that were supposed to fasten the door stopper, which had gone missing.  As detailed in the study, there were additional oversights in the documentation and processes pertaining to Boeing’s door plug development at their Renton, Washington, facility.

Meanwhile, Alaska Airlines temporarily grounded its aircraft to conduct comprehensive safety checks and maintenance while the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigated the incident. In addition to assisting impacted passengers with compensation, the airline collaborates with Boeing and authorities to determine what caused the mishap.

The next day, the aircraft was grounded by the Federal Aviation Administration. U.S. airlines United and Alaska have canceled hundreds of flights due to the MAX 9 incident.

The FAA wouldn’t authorize Boeing to increase MAX manufacturing, which includes the 737-9 MAX.  All 171 suspended MAX 9 planes must undergo a comprehensive examination and repair procedure before the FAA will allow them to resume operation.

Following the completion of checks on a batch of 737 Max 9 aircraft, Boeing hoped to have finished inspecting all of its remaining planes by the end of January.  Alaska Airlines began operation of its fleet in late January with a trip from Seattle, Washington to San Diego, California.

Subcontractor Spirit AeroSystems manufactures fuselages for Boeing, and the FAA is continuing to investigate Boeing and its production lines and methods.