Alaska Airlines Engineers Wanted Faulty Boeing 737 Max Grounded Before Its Door Flew Off

Photo: Patrick T. Fallon / AFP (Getty Images) The Boeing 737 Max 9 that had a door plug blow out over Portland, Oregon during an Alaska Airlines flight was scheduled for a thorough maintenance check the next day, according to the New York Times. The carrier’s engineers slated the aircraft to be taken out of … Read more

Passengers Want $1 Billion After ‘Frightful, Death-Threatening Failure’ Of Boeing Door Plugs

Boeing and Alaska Airlines are being sued for $1 billion in damages by three passengers who were onboard a 737 Max 9 flight that suffered a now-infamous door panel blowout midflight. The suit accuses both parties of negligence. Why You Should Trade in Your Old Audi A3 for a Used Polestar 2 | WCSYB? Announced … Read more

Retired Boeing 737 Max Manager Walked Off Of A Flight After Refusing To Fly On The Plane

Photo: Mustafa Yalcin/Anadolu Agency (Getty Images) The Boeing 737 Max door plug blowout on Alaska Airlines Flight 1282 has put the aircraft manufacturer and its newest plane under intense scrutiny. The incident has also brought several figures from 2019, after the pair of Max crashes that killed 346 people, back into the public eye. Driving … Read more

Four Boeing Door Plug Bolts Were Missing On Blowout 737 Max Plane: Report

Photo: National Transportation Safety Board (AP) The National Transportation Safety Board released its preliminary report on how a door plug blew out of a Boeing 737 Max 9 at 16,000 feet over Portland, Oregon last month. The findings are as bad as expected with the report noting that the four bolts intended to hold the … Read more

Saturday Night Live Finds The Positives In Alaska Airlines’ Recent Turmoil

Alaska Airlines has been having a tough time as of late. Back in October of 2023, an off-duty Alaska pilot tried to shut off a plane’s engines mid-flight while he was on mushrooms, and earlier this month, a door plug ripped from the fuselage of a Boeing 737-Max 9 while the plane was 16,000 feet … Read more

Is Your Upcoming Flight On A Boeing 737 Max? This Website Will Let You Know

The Boeing Co. 737 MAX airplane stands outside the company’s manufacturing facility in Renton, Washington, U.S., on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015. Boeing Co.’s latest 737 airliner is gliding through development with little notice, and that may be the plane’s strongest selling point. The single-aisle 737 family is the company’s largest source of profit, and the … Read more

Factory Error Could Have Led To Dangerous Door Plug Blowout On Boeing 737 Max

A door plug that blew out of Alaska Airlines Flight 1282Photo: National Transportation Safety Board (AP) When a door plug blew out from an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 Max 9 just minutes after taking off from Portland, Oregon, it raised several questions about the troubled airliner. Will airlines still be allowed to fly Boeing 737 … Read more

More Loose Boeing 737 Max 9 Door Plugs Discovered In Alaska And United Airlines Inspections

Image: David J. Phillip (AP) Following the Alaska Airlines door plug blowout last week, airlines have launched independent probes into the airworthiness of their Boeing 737 Max 9 airframes. Investigation into the cause of Friday’s catastrophic failure unveiled the possibility of loose hardware allowing the door plug to become dislodged, shifting upward and disengaging the … Read more