FAA investigation into Boeing: the Alaska Airlines crash “should never have happened” | EUROtoday

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The Federal Aviation Administration stated Wednesday it’s launching a proper investigation into the Boeing 737 MAX 9 after a cabin panel detonated on an Alaska Airlines flight whereas it was in flight final week, forcing it to make an emergency touchdown.

The FAA grounded 171 Boeing jets put in with the identical panel after touchdown, most of that are operated by US airways Alaska Airlines and United Airlines, pending security inspections.

The FAA stated the Alaska Airlines MAX 9 crash “never should have happened and cannot happen again.” It instructed Boeing in regards to the investigation in a letter on Wednesday “to determine whether Boeing failed to ensure that completed products conformed to the approved design and were in safe operating condition in accordance with FAA regulations” and after studying of ” further discrepancies.”

Both Alaska and United stated Monday they discovered unfastened components on a number of grounded planes throughout preliminary checks, elevating new considerations about how Boeing’s best-selling household of jets is produced.

Carriers nonetheless require revised inspection and upkeep directions from Boeing. These directions have to be authorized by the FAA earlier than the corporate can start flying planes once more.