Alaska Airlines Mid-Air Door Blowout: ‘Our Mistake,’ Says Boeing CEO

New Delhi: Boeing Chief Executive Dave Calhoun on Tuesday, took responsibility for a near-catastrophic Alaska Airlines incident vowing “complete transparency.”

“We’re going to approach this number one acknowledging our mistake,” Dave Calhoun told employees at a safety meeting called after Friday’s emergency landing, which came after one of the plane’s panels blew out mid-flight. “We’re going to approach it with 100 percent and complete transparency every step of the way,” AFP reported.

Dave Calhoun, who ascended to Boeing’s top post in January 2020 as the company reeled from two fatal crashes on the 737 MAX, committed to working with the National Transportation Safety Board, which is probing the incident.

The NTSB is “as good as it gets,” Dave Calhoun said, according to remarks released by the company. “I trust every step they take, and they will get to a conclusion.”

US regulators with the Federal Aviation Administration have grounded 171 737 MAX 9 planes with the same configuration as the Alaska Airlines jet.

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