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Old 22nd Mar 2024, 14:33
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Passengers onboard terrifying midair door blowout Alaska Airlines flight told they may be ‘victim of a crime’

The FBI has contacted passengers on the Alaska Airlines flight on which a door panel blew off at 16,000 feet to tell them that they might be a “possible victim of a crime.”

The agency’s Seattle bureau sent a letter Tuesday confirming to passengers that it has opened a criminal investigation into the Jan. 5 blowout on the Boeing 737 MAX flight, according to the Seattle Times.

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https://nypost.com/2024/03/22/us-new...im-of-a-crime/
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Hi,
American laws, the legal system and the terms that go with them are often surprising to non-Americans. Does this letter from the FBI means that:
- the negligence which led to the accident/incident (the choice of word is not obvious either) could be described as "criminal",
- or is there a suspicion of malice?

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Old 24th Mar 2024, 01:16
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Originally Posted by GregAmy
Passengers onboard terrifying midair door blowout Alaska Airlines flight told they may be ‘victim of a crime’

The FBI has contacted passengers on the Alaska Airlines flight on which a door panel blew off at 16,000 feet to tell them that they might be a “possible victim of a crime.”

The agency’s Seattle bureau sent a letter Tuesday confirming to passengers that it has opened a criminal investigation into the Jan. 5 blowout on the Boeing 737 MAX flight, according to the Seattle Times.

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https://nypost.com/2024/03/22/us-new...im-of-a-crime/
If someone wanted to stifle the investigation into what happened and why, I can't think of a better way to do it than this. It's pretty much guaranteed to make everyone involved 'lawyer up' (i.e. refuse to say anything).
One of the dumbest things they could have done if they really want to find out what went wrong and what to do to fix it.
Someone is playing politics, and damn the consequences.
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Originally Posted by tdracer
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Old 25th Mar 2024, 12:43
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Chief commercial airplanes fired, Calhoun will step down. https://www.nytimes.com/2024/03/25/b...teps-down.html
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Originally Posted by PaxLambda
Hi,
American laws, the legal system and the terms that go with them are often surprising to non-Americans. Does this letter from the FBI means that:
- the negligence which led to the accident/incident (the choice of word is not obvious either) could be described as "criminal",
- or is there a suspicion of malice?

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There can be criminal negligence without malice or forethought.
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Old 1st Apr 2024, 22:06
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Originally Posted by Lake1952
There can be criminal negligence without malice or forethought.
Yes, I understand that in common wording. I thought that the word "crime" in a FBI text would have a very precise meaning.

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Originally Posted by PaxLambda
Yes, I understand that in common wording. I thought that the word "crime" in a FBI text would have a very precise meaning.

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It does. The federal criminal statutes.
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Excellent reporting currently, published by The Wall Street Journal, on Line no. 8789. And an evidently significant component of the total set of relevant and material facts about the "disarray" in the factory. Highly recommended reading,
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Boeing coughed up $160 million

…to Alaska to compensate lost profits.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-68737292
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From the BBC.
United Airlines has blamed Boeing for a $200m (£161m) hit to its earnings in the first three months of this year.

The carrier was forced to ground its Boeing 737 MAX 9 fleet for three weeks after a mid-air cabin blowout on an Alaska Airlines flight in January.

United said that pushed it to a pre-tax loss of $164m for the first quarter.

The airline said it "would have reported a quarterly profit" otherwise.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cd189nmv2dro
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