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    Secretary of State Antony Blinken was forced to change planes to
    return to Washington from Davos after his plane suffered what the
    traveling press was told was a critical failure related to an oxygen

    Blinken and the traveling party boarded the modified Boeing 737 jet
    in Zurich on Wednesday after a day and a half of meetings at the
    global summit in Davos.

    The plane suffered the issue after boarding and the party was forced
    to deplane, according to traveling press.

    A new, smaller aircraft was being sent for Blinken, and many in the
    traveling party will now be returning to Washington commercially,
    according to the traveling press. State Department spokesperson Matt
    Miller on Wednesday said the plane suffered a mechanical issue. He
    said Blinken was still expected to be back in Washington Wednesday
    evening, and referred further questions to the US Air Force.

    This is just the latest blow to Boeing’s once stellar, now badly
    tarnished reputation. On Jan. 5 an Alaska Airlines jet had a door
    plug blow out shortly after takeoff when the plane was at 16,000
    feet, leaving a gaping hole in the side of the jet.

    Fortunately no one was sitting in the seat next to the hole, and no
    was seriously injured. But the incident led to the temporary
    grounding of all 737 Max 9 jets as airlines were ordered to inspect
    them for possible faulty assembly and loose or missing bolts. While
    a cause of that accident is still under investigation, Boeing CEO
    Dave Calhoun has acknowledge a “mistake” by Boeing led to the

    That Alaska Air plane is a newer version of the 737 than the one
    that Blinken had been set to ride on, which is an older model
    modified for use by the military. But the newer version of the 737,
    the 737 Max, has had a series of serious problems long before the
    Alaska Air incident this month.

    Two crashes of the 737 Max, in 2018 in Indonesia and early 2019 in
    Ethopia, killed all 346 people on board the flights, and led to a
    20-month grounding of the jet while Boeing worked to come up with a
    fix to the design flaw that caused the crashes.

    But it has had other quality issues since returning to service
    beyond the Alaska Air incident. Just this past December Boeing asked
    airlines to inspect all of their 737 Max jets for a potential loose
    bolt in the rudder system, which is crucial to control of the plane
    in the air, after an airline discovered a potential problem with a
    key part on two aircraft.

    In recent years the aircraft maker also has had quality issues that
    led to a halt in deliveries of the 787 Dreamliner while its 777 jet
    was also temporarily grounded jets suffered engine failure, sending
    debris crashing down over Denver.

    https://www.cnn.com/2024/01/17/business/sec-of-state-antony- blinken-forced-to-change-planes-after-boeing-breaks-down/index.html

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