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Four bolts designed to prevent the door plug from falling off the Boeing 737 Max 9 plane were missing before the plug blew off during an Alaska Airlines flight last month, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report of the incident released on Tuesday.

Boeing records reviewed by the NTSB showed that damaged rivets on the edge frame forward of the plug were replaced by Spirit AeroSystems employees at Boeing's factory in Renton, Washington, on Sept. 19, 2023, according to the agency's report. Boeing had to open the plug by removing the two vertical movement arrestor bolts and two upper guide track bolts for the rivets to be replaced, but photo documentation obtained from Boeing showed evidence that the plug was closed with no bolts in three visible locations, according to the NTSB report.

 

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A sleep-deprived new father of twins and his co-pilot are accused allowing their airliner with 159 people on board to veer off course after they both fell asleep for nearly 30 minutes in the cockpit midair, officials in Indonesia said.

 

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PBS Frontline Update on the door that blew out.
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PBS Newshour Report

Boeing remains on the hot seat over questions about its production processes. The head of the National Transportation Safety Board told lawmakers her investigators still don’t know who worked on the door panel that blew out of an Alaska Airlines flight. Meanwhile, NYT reported Boeing and a key supplier failed a number of audits. Aviation correspondent Miles O’Brien spoke on what went wrong.

 

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FBI tells Alaska Airlines passengers they may be ‘victim of a crime’​


The US DOJ opened a probe into the incident, and Boeing, in February of this year. That investigation carries the potential to upend a controversial deferred prosecution agreement that Boeing reached with the Justice Department in January of 2021.

The deferred prosecution agreement could have ended the threat of Boeing facing criminal liability for those earlier fraud charges. But the Alaska Air incident came just days before a three-year probation-like period was due to end, so the criminal probe could expose Boeing to charges not just for the Alaska Air incident but also the earlier allegations of criminal wrongdoing.

Boeing declined to comment.
 

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Boeing CEO to step down in broad management shake-up as 737 Max crisis weighs on aerospace giant


CEO Dave Calhoun will step down at the end of 2024 in part of a broad management shake-up for the embattled aerospace giant.

Larry Kellner, chairman of the board, is also resigning and will not stand for reelection at Boeing’s annual meeting in May. He will be succeeded as chair by Steve Mollenkopf, who has been a Boeing director since 2020 and is a former CEO of Qualcomm. Mollenkopf will lead the board in picking a new CEO, Boeing said.

And Stan Deal, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, is leaving the company effective immediately. Moving into his job is Stephanie Pope, who recently became Boeing’s chief operating officer after previously running Boeing Global Services.

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