• mean_bean279@lemmy.world
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      Look Steve, I don’t know what you want from them! They only had two fully loaded passenger planes dive straight into the ground killing everyone. It could have been a lot more if they hadn’t bravely covered it up.

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      Hundreds is a tragic number, and I don’t want to minimize that loss and the impacts on their loved ones, but hundreds could be only like… One plane.

      Again, tragic, but if you’re telling me one plane might crash at some arbitrary point in the future, out of the thousands of daily flights around the globe, I’m not dropping everything to go stand in that picket line

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    Fun fact: JetBlue only operates AirBus aircraft, as does Frrontier and Spirit. Southwest only operates Boeing 737s.

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      as does Frrontier and Spirit

      No way, the cheaper airlines use better planes?

      Starting to think the hard-on for Boeing was just part of a trade battle, like most “buy american” shit.

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    Now taking bets on the day Mr. Salehpour “commits suicide” in a hotel parking lot.

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    This is the best summary I could come up with:


    Salehpour, who has worked at Boeing for more than a decade, said he had identified an issue with gaps between key sections of the 787 Dreamliner that has affected “more than 1,000” jets in service, warning it would “likely to cause premature fatigue failure over time in two major airplane joints”.

    In written testimony, Salehpour said that he contacted Richard Blumenthal, a US senator, “because I genuinely believe that the safety problems I have observed at Boeing, if not addressed, could result in a catastrophic failure of a commercial airplane that would lead to the loss of hundreds of lives”.

    Separately, as the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigates January’s cabin blowout, Pierson noted the watchdog had “reiterated to Congress that Boeing has said there are no records” documenting work associated with the removal of a door from the jet before the incident, which forced the emergency landing of an Alaska Airlines flight.

    “In my opinion this is a criminal cover-up,” Pierson said “Records do exist documenting in detail the hectic work done on the Alaska Airlines airplane and Boeing’s corporate leaders know it too …

    In a statement, the NTSB said it has not received documents detailing work on the Alaska jet’s door plug “from Boeing or any other entity”, urging anyone with relevant information to contact its investigators.

    After scrambling to reassure regulators, airlines and passengers in the wake of January’s blowout, Dave Calhoun, Boeing’s chief executive, and Larry Kellner, chairman of its board, announced plans to resign last month.


    The original article contains 738 words, the summary contains 252 words. Saved 66%. I’m a bot and I’m open source!

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    Dear white people: stop calling out when your empire fucks up. Let them fuck up.

    Sincerely: The rest of the civilized world

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        These people are risking their lives to tell basically nazis that their war machine has weaknesses in them. What’s going to happen 9/10 times is they’re going to just murder them for speaking out and that’s the good result; the bad result is they fix the issue then use it to murder kids.