“Our Mistake,” Boeing CEO Accepts Responsibility For Alaska Airlines Mid-Air Door Blowout

Boeing’s CEO made a statement acknowledging their mistake and approaching the incident with 100% transparency.

by Tashika Tyagi
“Our Mistake,” Boeing CEO Accepts Responsibility For Alaska Airlines Mid-Air Door Blowout

Last Friday, 5th January, saw a horrifying mid-flight blowout in Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 Max 9s. Thankfully, while there have been no casualties or accidents, it was a rather frightening experience for the passengers. Now, amid all the inspections and public outrage, the Boeing CEO, Dave Calhoun has come forward to accept responsibility for the incident. He also promised a fair and transparent inspection of the entire mid-air drama.

Boeing CEO Accepts Responsibility Over The Unfortunate Incident


While Boeing issued a statement on the company’s X (formerly Twitter) account, its CEO also came forward to issue a public acceptance of the mistake. In his statement, he said, “We’re going to approach this number one acknowledging our mistake,” This was followed by his emphasis on Boeing’s commitment to ensure safety and approaching every step forward with 100% transparency.


He further commended Alaska Airlines’ swift response by safely landing the plane after the mid-air blowout. Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 Max 9s panel was blown away as the flight took off from Portland, Oregon. The blown-off panel was actually a door plug that is usually used to fill an unneeded emergency exit in planes.

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Alaska Airlines’ Stand And Further Course Of Action


In its initial response, Alaska Airlines apologised to all their guests and provided rebooking options as well as refunds for their air ticket prices. After public outrage, they issued a strongly worded statement on their X (formerly Twitter) account.


As per the latest news, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has decided to ground 171 Boeing 737 MAX 9 planes. These planes have the same configurations as the ones involved in the accident. This move has led to numerous flight cancellations. Alaska Airlines apologised for the same and ensured that none of these planes would return for services before a thorough inspection that meets FAA standards.

We hope for a fair inspection of this whole ordeal so that no such horrifying accidents happen in the air!

Cover Image Courtesy: X/@Kyrinker & Wikimedia

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