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Blinken faces issues with his Boeing jet causing him to be grounded


Apr 4, 2024

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken experienced issues with a Boeing jet while traveling in Europe for discussions about conflicts in Ukraine and Gaza. Due to unspecified problems with the Air Force C-40 jet, Blinken and other State Department officials had to travel by car between Paris and Brussels. Blinken uses aircraft from the Air Force fleet, and this is the second time this year he has had an issue with a Boeing plane while traveling.

In January, Blinken encountered a problem with the same model of plane when returning from Switzerland due to a critical failure related to an oxygen leak. Boeing has been under increased scrutiny following incidents like a door plug blowing off a 737 Max on an Alaska Airlines flight. This incident led to investigations into Boeing’s practices and public attention to other problems on subsequent flights with Boeing jets.

While some of the reported issues on older Boeing planes may not have been caused by the company, the incidents have raised concerns about the quality and safety of Boeing jets. These events have brought more focus on questions regarding the reliability of Boeing aircraft.

By editor

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