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Boeing experiencing ‘self-inflicted wounds,’ some blame for recent mishaps lies with airlines: Former pilot

Aviation lawyers said Sunday that Boeing has inflicted a lot of “self-inflicted harm” over the past few months with a series of recent accidents, but some believe the airline itself is to blame.

Fox News tracked at least four people Accident caused by boeing plane There were 2 cases in January, 2 cases in February, and as of mid-March, there are 10 cases.

Former pilot Arthur Rosenberg highlighted an incident earlier this month when a tire came off a United Airlines passenger plane as it took off from San Francisco International Airport.

Video of the incident showed a Boeing 777-200’s tires coming off during takeoff and landing in the airport employee parking lot, damaging several cars.

Diagram showing a series of Boeing aircraft accidents. (Fox News Live)

“It’s not really a Boeing issue. It’s an old plane,” Rosenberg said on “Fox News Live.” “The tire will be replaced. A United Airlines mechanic or mechanic will replace the tire. Something went wrong. A recent tire change or repair and we can say it came off. It’s actually a Boeing It’s not a problem.”

On Friday, a second United Airlines plane touched down in Medford, Oregon. External panel missing. The Boeing 737-800 was carrying 139 passengers and six crew members.

Rosenberg said the photos of the missing panels do not indicate “a problem with Boeing.” “To me, it looks like a maintenance issue with United Airlines,” he explained.

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But aerospace engineers said the door plug that blew off a Boeing 737 Max 9 jet during a flight in January was a manufacturing defect. “There’s absolutely no excuse for that,” he added.

Boeing 737-9 MAX

This National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) document shows plastic covering the outside of the plug section of the fuselage of Alaska Airlines Flight 1282, a Boeing 737-9 MAX, photographed on January 7, 2024 in Portland, Oregon. . ((Photo credit: NTSB, Getty Images))

“It was a failure of Boeing’s internal policies and procedures. And obviously, if you look at the long history leading up to it and after, it was, in my view, endemic within Boeing, and it became a pandemic. I’m doing it.”

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) stated in its preliminary investigation report: 4 keys bolt The door plug was missing and has not been recovered.

An investigative hearing regarding the incident is scheduled to be held in early August.

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Rosenberg said he believes the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is understaffed and overworked, with a dual policy of safety as well as economy.

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Passengers walk past a flight status board showing numerous delays in Terminal C at Orlando International Airport on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023, after the FAA suspended all U.S. flights earlier in the day. ((Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/Tribune News Service via Getty Images))

“They don’t want to put airlines out of business. They don’t want to put airlines out of business with procedures and safety procedures. But they are watchdogs, and in my view they have failed in one of their primary objectives. “It’s about aircraft safety,” the aviation expert explained.

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He added that the flying public can trust that air travel is safe.

“The FAA will make the right decision, and I hope Boeing will make the right decision. And only time will tell.”

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