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Recent Boeing Incidents Spark Safety Concerns: A Compilation of Airline Incidents

The latest incident happened on Friday during a United Airlines flight between San Francisco (California) and Medford (Oregon). The 139 passengers and 6 crew members did not notice it, but upon arrival it was discovered that there was a huge hole at the bottom of the aircraft.

It concerns a detached panel on a 25 year old device. “We are thoroughly investigating the aircraft and making all necessary repairs before returning it to service,” United said in a statement.

Whatever the cause, there is a simple observation to make. There’s another problem, again with a Boeing. Because even this week it is not the first incident for the aircraft manufacturer.

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Happy reunion after anxious moments in New Zealand. — © AP

March 13: flat tire

An American Airlines Boeing 777 made an emergency landing in Los Angeles on Wednesday evening after the pilot reported a “mechanical problem.” The plane had a blown tire during takeoff in Dallas. The aircraft taxied to the gate under its own power and the 230 passengers were able to leave the aircraft in the normal manner.

March 11: fluid leak

A United Airlines 777-300 had just departed Sydney bound for San Francisco when it turned around due to a hydraulic fluid leak. There were 167 passengers and 16 crew members on board. Images show smoke coming from the landing gear after landing.

Also on March 11: unexpected nosedive

More than fifty people were injured on a LATAM Airlines flight between Sydney (Australia) and Auckland (New Zealand) on Monday when the Boeing 787 Dreamliner took a sudden dive.

“I suddenly saw my neighbor stuck to the ceiling,” said a passenger. The dive occurred while the pilot’s seat moved unexpectedly. Boeing then asked all airlines with a 787 Dreamliner in their fleet to thoroughly check the seats in the cockpit.

March 9: plane off the runway

A United Airlines Boeing got into trouble after landing in Houston (Texas). The aircraft skidded off the runway and landed at an angle in the grass. The passengers had to leave the plane on foot and were picked up by bus.

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March 7: Lost tire

A United Airlines flight with a 777-20 had just taken off from San Francisco to Osaka (Japan) when a tire fell from the landing gear. Several parked cars were damaged. The plane made an emergency landing in Los Angeles. A plane spotter captured images of the incident.

March 4: fire caused by bubble wrap

A passenger on a United Boeing 737 films how flames shoot out of the engine during a flight between Houston and Florida. “The plane pitched over and rocked back and forth,” a passenger told ABC News. The aircraft turned around. According to United, it was bubble wrap that had ended up in the engine. The aircraft has been repaired and is flying again.

January 9: door panel lost

Above Portland (Oregon) it suddenly rains smartphones, shoes and toys after a Boeing 737 Max-9 flew over. The Alaska Airlines plane was on its last flight before scheduled maintenance, but lost a door panel during its flight. The American regulator FAA subsequently ordered all airlines to thoroughly check aircraft of that type. After which, loose bolts were found on several aircraft.

These are always devices that have several years of service on them, which could also be a matter of poor maintenance. “This incident and the associated inspections show that both manufacturer Boeing and regulator FAA were seriously at fault,” aviation expert Luk De Wilde said at the time. “If an aircraft undergoes maintenance in our country and only one bolt or nut is replaced, it must be documented exactly who carried out the replacement, at what time and on what date this took place, where the new part came from and where the old one came from. was laid. A whole hassle, intended to avoid incidents such as in the US.”

2024-03-16 12:16:36
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