One More Day, One More Boeing Incident - Senegal Crash Adds to Troubles

Zinger Key Points
  • Senegal airport halts operations after Boeing 737-300 crash during take-off
  • Boeing is under regulatory scrutiny after the door panel that blew out midair on Alaska Air flight 1282 in January. 

Boeing Co (NYSE: BA) continues to face challenges as a Boeing 737-300 aircraft crashed during takeoff at Senegal’s main airport on Thursday.

Air Sénégal flight HC301, operated by Transair with 78 passengers, skidded off a runway before takeoff, injuring 11 people and bringing the facility to a halt.

The Blaise Diagne airport said an investigation was underway to determine the cause of the accident, which occurred at around 0100 GM, reported Reuters.

Boeing is already under regulatory scrutiny after the door panel that blew out midair on Alaska Air flight 1282 in January. 

Alaska Air Group (NYSE ALK) temporarily grounded 65 Boeing Company 737 Max 9 jets after an emergency landing at Portland International Airport due to reported midair pressure issues damaging the fuselage.

Boeing faced 32 whistleblower complaints within three years, under investigation by the U.S. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration for alleged employer retaliation, encompassing aviation and workplace safety concerns.

Also Read: Boeing Whistleblower Urges Grounding Of All 787 Dreamliners Worldwide Citing ‘Premature Failure’ Concerns: ‘Check Your Gaps’

In another incident in April, Delta Flight No. 1413 faced an unsettling situation when the pilot informed passengers that the “Boeing 757 was yawing aggressively, prompting our decision to return,” as a Benzinga staff member reported aboard the flight.

Price Action: BA shares are trading lower by 0.30% at $179.80 premarket at the last check Thursday.

Boeing 777 illustration Photo via Shutterstock

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