US regulator opens Boeing probe after Alaska Airlines incident

AFP , Thursday 11 Jan 2024

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced a new investigation into Boeing's quality control on Thursday, after a near-catastrophic incident last week involving an Alaska Airlines-operated 737 MAX.

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Alaska Airlines flight 1276, a Boeing 737-900, taxis before takeoff from Portland International Airport in Portland, Ore. January, 2024. AP

"This incident should have never happened and it cannot happen again," the FAA said in a statement, adding that the probe would seek to determine if Boeing failed to make sure its products conformed to approved designs.

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