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Blinken Faces More Boeing Challenges in Europe: Oxygen Leak and 737 Max Scandal Raise Questions on Jet Safety

BySamantha Jones

Apr 4, 2024
Blinken’s Boeing jet grounded due to issues

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, along with other State Department officials, faced issues with a Boeing jet while in Europe for talks on the wars in Ukraine and Gaza. Specifically, the Air Force C-40 jet, a modified version of Boeing 737, experienced undisclosed problems, prompting them to travel by car between Paris and Brussels. Blinken, who primarily uses aircraft from the Air Force fleet, arrived safely in Brussels for a meeting of NATO foreign ministers.

This is not the first time this year that Blinken has faced problems with a Boeing plane during travels. In January, a similar model of the plane encountered an oxygen leak issue, leading to Blinken traveling back in a smaller jet. These incidents have brought more attention to issues with Boeing jets, particularly older models. While many problems on these aircraft may not have been directly caused by Boeing, the focus on their safety and reliability has increased.

Boeing has come under scrutiny after an incident involving a 737 Max plane in January. A door plug blew off during an Alaska Airlines flight, creating a hole in the aircraft. Subsequent investigations into Boeing’s practices have raised concerns about the safety and quality of their jets. The media coverage of these incidents has highlighted questions surrounding the quality of Boeing aircraft and their adherence to safety standards. It is important for Boeing to address these concerns and take steps to improve the safety and reliability of their jets moving forward.

By Samantha Jones

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