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FAA requires inspections of certain Boeing 737 MAX 9 planes

By Alan Wilson from Stilton, Peterborough, Cambs, UK - Boeing 737-990ER(w) ‘N248AK’ Alaska Airlines, CC BY-SA 2.0,

Several Canadian airlines including Air Canada and WestJet will ground Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircrafts after an Alaska Airlines flight blew out a window and a portion of its fuselage on Friday.

The FAA in the United States has also required immediate inspections of certain Boeing 737 MAX 9 planes before they can return to flight.

The NTSB has launched an investigation into the event involving Alaska Airlines Flight 1282.

The flight experienced a rapid decompression when its plugged exit door exited the airframe shortly after departure from Portland International Airport on its way to Ontario International Airport while climbing through 16,000 feet. The flight diverted back to Portland.


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