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January 5

On January 5, Alaska Airlines Flight 1282 - a Boeing 737 Max 9 - mislaid a doorway plug astatine 16,000 feet connected a formation from Portland, Oregon, to Ontario, California.

That portion is designed to switch an unneeded emergency exit door, and it blew retired wrong conscionable 20 minutes of takeoff. 

An emergency landing was required and nan level landed safely, but a teddy bear, 2 mobile phones, a child's t-shirt were each said to person have flown retired during nan incident.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grounded 171 of nan 737 Max 9s successful nan aftermath and six of nan flight's passengers went connected to writer nan airline.

Alaska Airlines and United Airlines besides went connected to find loose parts connected their grounded jets' doorway plugs.

On January 5, Alaska Airlines Flight 1282 - a Boeing 737 Max 9 - mislaid a doorway plug astatine 16,000 feet connected a formation from Portland, Oregon, to Ontario, California 

The missing doorway sheet was recovered successful a precocious schoolhouse physics teacher's backmost yard

January 16

An anonymous whistleblower collapsed rank to opportunity that nan door plug blowout 'was Boeing's fault', rather than its supplier Spirit AeroSystems.

First reported by The Seattle Times, they claimed nan fuselage sheet was removed for repair past reinstalled improperly astatine its Washington factory

'The logic nan doorway blew disconnected is stated successful achromatic and achromatic successful Boeings ain records,' they wrote connected aviation tract Leeham News.

'It is besides very, very stupid and speaks volumes astir nan value civilization astatine definite portions of nan business.'

February 6

A National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) study said that nan January 5 incident was down to 4 important bolds being missing from nan sheet which blew out.

February 21

Boeing's 737 Max programme chief, Ed Clark, was reportedly fired in a structural shakeup astatine nan company.

Clark was also general head astatine nan company's Renton, Washington, installation and had been astatine Boeing for 18 years. 

He was replaced by Katie Ringgold, while a 'senior vice president of quality' domiciled was created too.

March 3

A United Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 veered disconnected nan runway aft landing successful Houston owed to immoderate benignant of cogwheel collapse.

Shocking footage showed nan level lying level connected its wings connected writer by nan broadside of nan runway, while passengers were hurried disconnected from an emergency gross ladder. 

A Boeing 737 Max operated by United Airlines veered disconnected nan tarmac into nan writer erstwhile exiting nan runway astatine George Bush Airport successful Houston early Friday

March 4

An audit by nan FAA of some Boeing and Spirit AeroSystems 'found aggregate instances wherever nan companies allegedly grounded to comply pinch manufacturing value power requirements'.

March 6

The caput of nan NTSB accused Boeing of 'not cooperating' pinch its investigation into nan January incident. 

Jennifer Homendy said investigators sought nan names of nan 25 group who activity connected doorway plugs astatine nan Renton facility, but had not received them from Boeing.

She told a Senate Committee proceeding 'it is absurd that 2 months later we don't person it'.

However, Boeing spokesperson Connor Greenwood pushed backmost and insisted that names of labor were provided 'early successful nan investigation'.

The aforesaid day, a 737's motor caught occurrence successful mid-air above Texas, causing an emergency landing  minutes into its travel to Fort Myers, Florida. 

March 7

A wheel fell disconnected a Boeing 777-200 shortly aft takeoff from San Francisco, crushing cars below. 

The level pinch 235 passengers and 14 unit diverted to Los Angeles Airport aft it was alerted to nan landing cogwheel nonaccomplishment and landed safely pinch nary further incident and nary injuries reported connected nan ground. 

March 9

Boeing whistleblower John Barnett, 62 - a erstwhile value power head and worker of 32 years - was found dormant successful his motortruck extracurricular a South Carolina edifice days aft testifying against nan institution successful a lawsuit.

The coroner put it down to a 'self-inflicted' gunshot coiled successful nan head, though nan constabulary confirmed that they would analyse further.

Barnett had made a drawstring of complaints to his higher-ups successful his clip arsenic a value power head earlier leaving nan institution connected wellness grounds successful 2017.

In January 2024, he appeared connected TMZ to opportunity that nan 737 Max 9 craft were being launched backmost into nan aerial excessively soon successful nan aftermath of nan accident, suggesting corners had been cut.

Boeing whistleblower John Barnett was recovered dormant successful his motortruck extracurricular a South Carolina edifice days aft testifying against his erstwhile employer

March 11

A Boeing 777 was was forced to onshore owed to hydraulic fluid spewing from its landing cogwheel area. 

The forced landing happened arsenic nan San Francisco-bound 777-300 embarked from Sydney, pinch fluid filmed leaking from its undercarriage. 

March 15

A United Airlines 737 was grounded aft it was found to beryllium missing a panel aft it touched down successfully in Medford Airport, Oregon, contempt nan missing part.

March 20

A Boeing 737 900 bound for Atlanta was forced to turn backmost and make an emergency landing aft an motor rustle retired connected take-off from Aruba.

The Delta flight circled nan Caribbean land 4 times earlier coming backmost into onshore pursuing nan 'mechanical issue'. 

March 29

United Airlines formation 990 - a Boeing 777-200 - from San Francisco to Paris had to touch down early successful Denver aft motor problems.

April 4

Alaska Airlines announced that they had received $160 cardinal successful compensation from Boeing aft their 737 Max 9s were grounded pursuing nan January 5 doorway blowout.

The magnitude was adjacent to nan gross mislaid according to a filing from nan airline, but Alaska added that it anticipated receiving other compensation too.

April 10

Another whistleblower, Sam Salehpour, came guardant successful a Senate committee proceeding to impeach Boeing of taking shortcuts erstwhile building its 777 and 787 Dreamliner jets and added that nan institution had retaliated against him erstwhile he raised concerns. 

He doubled down connected nan claims a week later, adding connected NBC that 787s should beryllium grounded fearing 'fatal flaws' which could lawsuit them to autumn isolated mid-air.

In a 1,500 connection statement, Boeing said it was 'fully confident' successful nan 787 and called concerns astir structural integrity 'inaccurate.'

Pictured: Boeing technologist Sam Salehpour testifies earlier nan US Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee connected Investigations connected April 17

April 11

An soul Boeing reappraisal successful consequence to an first Wall Street Journal investigation recovered that CEO Dave Calhoun and different bosses astatine nan aviation patient spent $500,000 connected institution backstage jets for individual trips which were improperly recorded arsenic business travel.

Boeing's reappraisal concluded that immoderate of nan flights taken by executives successful 2021 and 2022 'were not antecedently classified arsenic perquisites by nan company'.

In nan company's proxy filing connected April 5, Boeing said that these flights 'should person been classified arsenic specified successful accordance pinch SEC rules and guidance'. 

April 16

United Airlines indicated it will trim reliance connected Boeing after announcing a $124m nonaccomplishment successful nan first 4th of 2024, which it blamed connected nan scandal-laden manufacturer.

April 24

Boeing's CEO assured investors aft a first-quarter nonaccomplishment of $355m was announced which coincided pinch a six per cent dip successful stock prices.

Calhoun added that he had a successor lined up for his departure astatine nan extremity of 2024 who would travel from wrong nan company.

April 26

Delta formation 520 was forced to make an emergency landing astatine JFK Airport erstwhile an emergency descent fell disconnected nan Boeing 767 an hr into its travel to Los Angeles.

FAA records indicated that nan level was 33 years old. 

April 30

Joshua Dean (pictured) died abruptly connected April 30 aged 45 having raised nan siren astir expected defects successful 737 Max jets

Dean was employed by Spirit AeroSystems based successful Wichita, Kansas 

A 2nd whistleblower, Joshua Dean, died abruptly aged 45 having raised nan siren astir supposed defects successful 737 Max jets.

The erstwhile Spirit worker antecedently said he was fired from his value auditing domiciled for questioning standards astatine nan supplier's works successful Wichita, Kansas, successful October 2022.

His family said connected societal media that Dean died successful infirmary aft a abrupt illness. 

Earlier successful 2024, Dean said pinch NPR about being fired. 'I deliberation they were sending retired a connection to anybody else. If you are excessively loud, we will soundlessness you,' he said. 

May 6 

The US Federal Aviation Administration revealed it has opened an investigation into Boeing aft nan institution reported that workers astatine a South Carolina works falsified inspection records connected definite 787 planes.

Boeing said its engineers person wished that misconduct did not create 'an contiguous information of formation issue'.

No planes person been taken retired of service, but having to execute nan trial retired of bid connected planes will slow nan transportation of jets still being built astatine nan last assembly works successful North Charleston, South Carolina.

Boeing must besides create a scheme to reside planes that are already flying, nan FAA said.

Shocking footage showed nan infinitesimal nan level attempted an emergency landing, smashing down into nan runway and scraping its chemoreceptor on nan concrete

May 8

A FedEx Airlines Boeing cargo level landed astatine Istanbul Airport without nan beforehand landing cogwheel deployed and managed to enactment connected nan runway, Turkey's carrier ministry said, adding that location were nary casualties.

The Boeing 767 aircraft, flying from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, informed nan postulation power building astatine Istanbul Airport that its landing cogwheel grounded to unfastened and it landed pinch guidance from nan tower, nan ministry said successful its statement.

Airport rescue and occurrence fighting teams made basal preparations connected nan runway earlier landing, and nary 1 was injured, nan ministry besides said, without giving a logic for nan failure.

Footage showed sparks flying and fume billowing arsenic nan beforehand extremity of nan level scraped on nan runway earlier being doused pinch firefighting foam.

May 9 

A Corendon Airlines Boeing 737 plane's beforehand tyre burst upon landing astatine an airdrome successful confederate Turkey connected Thursday, nan Turkish carrier curate said, adding location were nary casualties and each 190 passengers and unit were evacuated.

The beforehand landing cogwheel strut was damaged connected nan Corendon Airlines plane, arriving from Cologne, Germany, arsenic it landed astatine Alanya-Gazipasa airdrome successful Antalya.

The aforesaid day, a Boeing rider level came disconnected nan runway during takeoff from Dakar world airport, injuring 11 group and shutting nan hub for hours. 

A Boeing 738 level of Corendon Airlines that operated Cologne-Antalya formation gets stuck connected runway owed to a burst tyre successful Antalya, Turkiye connected May 9, 2024

Pictures from nan segment successful Turkey showed nan stationary craft connected nan tarmac flanked by emergency vehicles - its beforehand wheels and landing cogwheel crumpled underneath. Corendon Airlines denied Turkish reports that nan craft had landed connected its nose

In this drawback taken from video group jump down emergency slides, moving from a plane, successful Dakar, Senegal, Wednesday, May 8, 2024. A Boeing 737 level carrying 85 group caught occurrence and skidded disconnected a runway astatine nan airdrome successful Dakar, Senegal's capital, injuring 11 people

The Air Senegal formation was bound for nan Malian superior Bamako and had 78 passengers connected board, positive a unit of six including 2 pilots, airdrome guidance institution LAS said successful a statement.

Images showed nan craft successful an overgrown area pinch first aiders surrounding an injured person. Smoke and flames are besides visible adjacent nan plane.

Also connected May 9, nan US Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating statements made by Boeing Co. astir its information practices aft a mid-air sheet blowout connected a 737 MAX formation successful January.

The SEC will analyse whether nan planemaker aliases its executives misled investors successful usurpation of nan Wall Street regulator's rules, nan study said, citing 3 group acquainted pinch nan development.

May 14

Boeing has violated a colony that allowed nan institution to debar criminal prosecution aft 2 deadly crashes involving its 737 Max craft much than 5 years ago, nan Justice Department told a national judge.

It is now up to nan Justice Department (DOJ) to determine whether to record charges against Boeing. Prosecutors will show nan tribunal nary later than July 7 really they scheme to proceed, nan section said.

May 21

One personification died and others were injured connected a formation from London to Singapore which plummeted 6,000ft successful 5 minutes before making an emergency landing in Thailand.

The Boeing 777 level operated by Singapore Airlines near nan UK's Heathrow airdrome connected Monday evening astatine 22.17pm section clip pinch 211 passengers and 18 unit connected board.

However, formation SQ321 knowledgeable terrible turbulence while flying adjacent to Myanmar airspace successful a region being battered by utmost tropical thunderstorms.

Pictured: Passengers are seen successful nan compartment aft nan incident connected Tuesday, pinch belongings strewn crossed nan level and oxygen masks dangling from above

Passengers are seen connected nan Singapore Airlines level aft it made an emergency landing successful Bangkok connected Tuesday. Oxygen masks fell from nan ceiling, arsenic did different components

Geoffrey Kitchen, 73, (pictured) who ran nan Thornbury Musical Theatre Group successful Bristol, was connected committee nan level erstwhile nan incident happened

After astir 11 hours of flying clip from return disconnected successful London, nan craft sharply dropped from an altitude of astir 37,000 feet to 31,000 feet wrong conscionable 5 minutes arsenic it vanished traversing nan Andaman Sea and neared Thailand.

Boeing said: 'We are successful interaction pinch Singapore Airlines regarding formation SQ321 and guidelines fresh to support them.

'We widen our deepest condolences to nan family who mislaid a loved one, and our thoughts are pinch nan passengers and crew.'

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