FAA Launches Formal Investigation of Boeing 737 Max 9

They grounded 71 aircraft with the same cabin panel. 

The Federal Aviation Administration announced a formal investigation into the Boeing 737 MAX9 aircraft following an incident aboard an Alaska Airlines flight last week when a cabin door blew off midflight, forcing an emergency landing. 

They have grounded 71 Boeing jets with the same panel, pending safety inspections. Most of these aircraft are operated by U.S. carriers Alaska Airlines and United Airlines. The FAA has asked Boeing to respond within 10 business days regarding the “root cause” of the problem, and what the company is doing to prevent a recurrence. 

The agency stated that the incident “should have never happened and it cannot happen again.” 

Boeing stated, “We will cooperate fully and transparently with the FAA and the NTSB on their investigations.” 

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said the FAA must allow the planes to resume flights once they are considered to be safe. “The only consideration on the timeline is safety,” he said. “Until it is ready, it is not ready. Nobody can or should be rushed in that process.” 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For FAA Administrator Whitaker as he oversees the agency’s investigation.
  • For Secretary Buttigieg and Transportation Department officials as they monitor the review of the Boeing Max 9 aircraft.

Sources: Newsmax, NY Times

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