April 22, 2024 12:59 am
Blinken’s Boeing jet grounded due to issues

Boeing jets have come under scrutiny after US Secretary of State Antony Blinken faced issues with a Boeing 737 while traveling to NATO foreign ministers for talks on the wars in Ukraine and Gaza. Specifically, the Air Force C-40 jet experienced undisclosed problems, prompting Blinken and other State Department officials to travel by car between Paris and Brussels. This is the second time this year that Blinken has encountered problems with a Boeing plane during travels. In January, a similar model of the plane encountered an oxygen leak issue, leading to Blinken traveling back in a smaller jet. The incident involving a 737 Max plane in January also raised concerns about the safety and quality of Boeing jets. A door plug blew off during an Alaska Airlines flight, creating a hole in the aircraft. Subsequent investigations into Boeing’s practices have highlighted questions surrounding the reliability and safety of their jets, particularly older models. While many problems on these aircraft may not have been directly caused by Boeing, the focus on their safety has increased. The media coverage of these incidents has brought attention to concerns surrounding the quality of Boeing aircraft and their adherence to safety standards.

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