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This Is the Least Surprising Lawsuit of 2024

Complaint filed on behalf of passengers who were on Alaska Airlines flight when door plug blew off

(Newser) - There was bound to be fallout from the Alaska Airlines plane that lost a door plug last week , and the first of it is here in the form of a lawsuit. As Axios reports, a Seattle firm has filed a proposed class-action complaint Thursday on behalf of six passengers and...

Cockpit Recording Was Lost After Alaska Airlines Incident

Recording was overwritten after just 2 hours

(Newser) - Investigators looking into last week's door plug blowout on an Alaskan Airlines flight aren't getting any help from the aircraft's cockpit voice recorder: It was overwritten after just two hours, a time limit that some officials consider woefully inadequate. The National Transportation Safety Board has long pushed...

Alaska Airlines Incident Exposes Another Scary Vulnerability

Cockpit door flew open when plane rapidly depressurized

(Newser) - Following the September 11, 2001, attacks, aircraft manufacturers and federal regulators worked together to secure airplane cockpits so bad actors would not be able to gain access to the controls. An exception was put in place, however, for the rare case of a rapid depressurization; in that case, it was...

United Says It Found Loose Bolts on Grounded Jets

Discovery adds to Boeing's woes

(Newser) - United Airlines says it has found loose bolts on door plugs on several of its Boeing 737 Max 9 jets during inspections carried out after one of the panels blew out during an Alaska Airlines flight. "Since we began preliminary inspections on Saturday, we have found instances that appear...

If You Think You've Had a Scary Flight, This May Beat It

Alaska Airlines plane makes emergency landing in Oregon after panel flies off, leaving huge hole

(Newser) - A flight from Oregon took a frightening turn as the weekend kicked off, though no one was hurt. KING 5 reports that the Alaska Airlines plane out of Portland International Airport on Friday afternoon—a Boeing 737 Max 9 jet headed to Ontario, California—was forced to turn around and...

'Miraculous': 737 Pilots Walk Away From Crash

Jet converted to fight fires went down in Australia

(Newser) - It's not the result you'd expect from the scene: smoke billowing from a crashed Boeing 737 jet—and not a single serious injury. In this case, the 737 that went down in Western Australia state crashed with only two pilots aboard, reports the ABC News of Australia. The...

Boeing Agrees to Pay $200M in SEC's 737 Investigation

Allegations involve misleading statements to company's investors

(Newser) - Boeing will pay the federal government $200 million to settle an investigation into statements the company and its chief executive made to investors after two fatal crashes of its 737 Max jetliners. The Securities and Exchange Commission also announced Thursday that Dennis Muilenburg, the former CEO, agreed to pay another...

Delta Orders 100 737 Max Jets
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Big 737 Max Order

Airline Places Big 737 Max Order

Boeing wants federal certification before rules in response to crashes kick in

(Newser) - Delta is ordering 100 737 Max 10 airplanes, the largest of the line produced by Boeing, potentially giving the manufacturer momentum after a rollout of its most advanced aircraft that included two fatal crashes. Delta has an option to purchase 30 more of the aircraft as the airline looks to...

At China Eastern Crash Site, Only Remnants of Lives Lost

No survivors found at remote crash site that left a pit in a mountainside

(Newser) - Mud-stained wallets. Bank cards. Official identity cards. Some of the personal effects of 132 lives presumed lost were lined up by rescue workers scouring a remote mountainside Tuesday for the wreckage of a China Eastern plane that one day earlier inexplicably fell from the sky and burst into a fireball...

Passenger Jet With 132 Aboard Crashes in China
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Boeing 737 Crashes in China

132 people were aboard, but there's no word yet on casualties

(Newser) - A China Eastern Boeing 737-800 with 132 people on board crashed in the southern province of Guangxi on Monday, officials said. The Civil Aviation Administration of China said the crash occurred near the city of Wuzhou in Teng county, per the AP . The flight was traveling from Kunming in the...

Prosecutors Near Charges for Boeing's Top 737 Max Pilot

Details on tricky flight-control system were left out of pilot manual

(Newser) - Federal investigators are close to charging a former pilot for Boeing with misleading the FAA about problems tied to two fatal crashes of the 737 Max. Mark Forkner, who was the company's chief technical pilot when the plane was developed, would be the first Boeing employee prosecuted over the...

Cargo Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Ocean

2 taken to hospital in Hawaii

(Newser) - A cargo plane was forced to make an emergency landing in the ocean off Hawaii under cover of darkness Friday. The only two occupants of the Boeing 737 were rescued, per CNN , though ABC News' Alex Stone tweeted that one of the pilots was critically injured. The plane had taken...

United Airlines Just Made a Huge Bet on Travel

Company orders 270 new planes, most in its history

(Newser) - Air travel is back. Just ask United Airlines. The company has placed the biggest jet order in its history, and the biggest for any US airline since 2011. The purchase of 270 new single-aisle planes from Boeing and Airbus has a two-fold purpose: to replace some aging aircraft as well...

Aboard That Scary Flight: 'Don't Look ... Let's Just Pray'

Investigators trying to understand why fan blades broke, and not for the first time

(Newser) - It's a small miracle nobody was hurt or killed in Colorado over the weekend after an engine blew on a United jet and rained huge pieces of debris on neighborhoods near the Denver International Airport. In fact, one of the engine's fan blades came down on a soccer...

Plane Crashed 300 Feet From 'Shocked' Fisherman

Flight data recorder has been found

(Newser) - Searchers have found clothing, body parts, parts of the fuselage, and now, one of two black boxes aboard the Boeing 737 that crashed into the Java Sea on Saturday. The flight data recorder has been recovered, while officials continue to search for the cockpit voice recorder, reports the BBC . The...

Flight Took Off With 62 On Board. Then, a Blank Radar

Indonesia loses contact with Boeing 737 over Java Sea

(Newser) - A Boeing 737 with 56 passengers and six crew members fell off the radar Saturday just minutes after taking off from the Indonesian capital of Jakarta. Per the New York Times , the nation's Transportation Ministry says Sriwijaya Air Flight 182 disappeared over the Java Sea, with the last contact...

Boeing's 'Slap on the Wrist' for 737 Max Debacle: $2.5B

Company will avoid criminal charges from DOJ if it adheres to terms of settlement

(Newser) - Boeing will pay $2.5 billion to settle a Justice Department investigation and admit that employees misled regulators about the safety of its 737 Max aircraft, which suffered two deadly crashes shortly after entering airline service. Under the settlement announced Thursday, Boeing will pay a $243.6 million fine, $1....

Boeing Max Is Back on US Route
Boeing Max Is
Back on US Route

Boeing Max Is Back on US Route

Plane was grounded last year after two crashes

(Newser) - American Airlines flew a Boeing 737 Max with paying passengers from Miami to New York on Tuesday, the plane's first commercial flight in US skies since it was grounded after two deadly crashes. American Flight 718 carried about 100 passengers, according to an airline spokeswoman, and landed Tuesday afternoon...

More Good News for Boeing on the 737 Max

European regulator declares the aircraft safe

(Newser) - A month after the US cleared the Boeing 737 Max to fly once again under certain conditions, Europe is expected to soon do the same. The head of the EU's aviation safety agency says he is "certain" the aircraft is safe to fly after the EASA completed a...

Boeing 737 Max Is Cleared for Takeoff

After fixes, issue with plane's nose 'can no longer happen'

(Newser) - Following two fatal crashes and 20 months on the ground, the Boeing 737 Max has been cleared to fly in the US. The FAA said Wednesday that a review process was complete and the plane could take to the skies—but only after necessary changes are made, pilots receive simulator...

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