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Boeing’s admission of fraud in the case of 2 fatal accidents with 346 victims

The US Department of Justice has announced that the country's aircraft manufacturing giant has been sentenced to pay $243.6 million in compensation after accepting charges of fraud in connection with two fatal accidents.

According to Webangah News quoted by Mehr News Agency quoted by Sputnik, according to the announcement of the US Department of Justice, the Boeing aircraft company pleaded guilty in the case related to two fatal accidents in 2018 and 2019 and paid $243.6 million. He has agreed to a fine for criminal fraud.

According to the agreement, an independent monitor will monitor Boeing’s adherence to the regulations for three years. The company is also committed to spending at least 455 million dollars in the field of law enforcement and flight safety improvement projects.

After the US Justice Department agreed on Boeing’s violation of the 2021 agreement to pay $2.5 billion in fines and pledge to improve safety protocols, in May He informed this company that he was under criminal prosecution.

The US federal prosecutor recently recommended to the top officials of the country’s Justice Department that Boeing be prosecuted for not improving the safety of its planes after a series of accidents this year. to be placed.

Among these accidents, one of the emergency exit doors of the Alaska Airlines 737 MAX aircraft was ripped off during flight, which occurred in early January 2024. Since January of this year, the planes of this company have been forced to make emergency landings in several cases due to technical problems, which in some cases were accompanied by injuries or even deaths of passengers.

In 2018 and 2019, two Boeing 737 Max planes crashed in two almost identical accidents in Indonesia and Ethiopia, killing all on board. The crash of the Boeing 737 Max plane in both accidents was related to faulty flight control systems, and Boeing had guaranteed to fix the defects.


© Webangah News Hub has translated this news from the source of Mehr News Agency
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