Window explodes on Alaska Airlines flight, the company: “Let’s stop all Boeing 737s”

Part of the fuselage and a window ‘exploded’ on flight 1282, emergency landing in Portland: all except over 170 passengers and crew on board

There Alaska Airlines announced it has grounded all 65 of its Boeing 737-9s after one of its planes made an emergency landing in PortlandOregon, due to the accident in which part of the fuselage and a window ‘exploded’ on Flight 1282. Hence the CEO of Alaska Airlines, Ben Minicucci, explains in a note, “the decision to take the precautionary measure of temporarily grounding our fleet of Boeing 737-9s”, said the CEO of Alaska Airlines, Ben Minicucci, in a note. Minicucci. The manufacturer itself communicated that “a Boeing technical team is ready to support the investigation”.

The 737 MAX-9 with more than 170 passengers and six crew members still managed to land in Portland despite the “explosive” decompression. Photos and videos posted by passengers on social media show the gash that occurred in the plane.

Each aircraft will only be returned to service after completion of comprehensive maintenance and safety inspections“Minicucci added. The company expects the inspections to be completed in the next few days. The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board have also announced investigations into the accident. The 737 MAX involved was certified by the FAA just a few weeks ago in November.



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