Alaska Airlines Flight Incident In January, a major accident occurred with Alaska Airlines’ Boeing 737-9Max aircraft. As soon as the flight took off, there was panic among the passengers when the door of the plane flew into the air. After this incident, an investigation was ordered. Investigation has revealed that the accident occurred due to the missing bolt of the aircraft door.
On January 5, the door of Alaska Airlines’ Boeing 737-9 Max aircraft unexpectedly shattered and flew into the air (Alaska Airlines Incident). The jet was carrying 171 people to California. The jet needed to make an emergency landing in Portland.
According to a preliminary assessment by American investigators, the first official information on how this tragic event occurred was acquired. Investigators discovered four missing bolts locking the fuel door panel of the Boeing 737 Max 9 airplane.
The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grounded 171 of the Boeing 737 Max 9 aircraft for inspection after the incident. The majority of which were aircraft operated by US carriers United Airlines and Alaska Airlines. All aircraft were cleared to return to service in late January and almost all are now flying again.
‘We take responsibility for this incident’
Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun stated in a statement, “We accept responsibility for whatever outcome is achieved. Boeing is liable for what occurred. An occurrence like this should not occur on any of our aircraft. We want to better our clients and every experience they have with us.
NTSB gave information in its report
The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) report released on Tuesday focuses on how the panel fitted to this Max 9 model in place of the alternative exhaust could have separated from the aircraft. The plug is held in place by four bolts And then secured by “stop fittings” at 12 different locations on the side of the plug and door frame.