(RepublicanPress.org) – The Boeing Company has experienced multiple setbacks related to several incidents involving mechanical problems. On January 17, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a statement advising the launch of an investigation into the company’s “manufacturing practices and production lines” related to previous problems with Boeing 737 Max 9 aircraft. A new report indicated a malfunction with a wide-body, twin Boeing 747-8 forced the crew to make an emergency landing.
On January 19, The New York Times reported that Atlas Air Flight 5Y095 safely landed at Miami International Airport after experiencing a malfunction with one of its engines shortly after takeoff. The airline issued a brief statement to media outlets discussing the incident.
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Atlas Air’s notice confirmed that crew members “followed [the] standard procedures” for a malfunction and landed without further incident. The carrier also explained that safety is the company’s “top priority,” adding that it would conduct a “thorough inspection to determine the cause” of the problem. Likewise, the FAA told media outlets it would investigate the incident. Boeing referred requests for information to Atlas Air.
Tracking service AirAware’s listing showed that the aircraft took off from Miami International at 10:11 p.m. local time and landed at the same airport 52 minutes later at 11:03 p.m. The cargo plane had been scheduled to arrive at San Juan, Puerto Rico’s Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport at approximately 1:15 p.m. local time. It remains unclear what materials the aircraft was transporting.
Several incidents involving Boeing planes have occurred in the last few weeks. For example, a door plug blew off an in-flight Alaska Airlines Max 9 airplane during the first week of January, forcing the crew to make an emergency landing. That incident left a gaping hole in the side of the aircraft.
Most recently, Secretary of State Antony Blinken had to switch planes in Switzerland due to a mechanical failure on his Boeing C-40 Clipper, the military version of the twin-engine Boeing 737 Next Generation aircraft.
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