Jan 10, 2024

Boeing admits mistake over plane door blow-out

The boss of Boeing has admitted the planemaker was at fault after one of its aircraft suffered a door blow-out shortly after take-off in the US. No-one was injured when the unused cabin door broke away from the Alaska Airlines flight from Portland, Oregon on Friday. The US has grounded 171 of the Boeing 737 Max 9 planes since the incident. Speaking to Boeing staff, Mr Calhoun said: "We're going to approach this number one acknowledging our mistake. We're going to approach it with 100% and complete transparency every step of the way." Mr Calhoun reassured staff that Boeing would work with the NTSB to investigate the cause of the accident. Inspections of Boeing 737 Max 9's are continuing after the FAA said its first priority was "Keeping the flying public safe".

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