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Do You Trust Boeing Airplanes?

Do You Trust Boeing Airplanes?

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Boeing has once again found itself under the media spotlight. This time, it’s a FedEx Airlines cargo plane, a Boeing 767, that was forced to make an emergency landing in Turkey without its front landing gear. This incident occurred on Wednesday morning, May 8, according to the Turkish Transport Ministry.

The Boeing 767, operating as FedEx Express Flight 6268, was en route from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Istanbul Airport when the crew informed Turkish air traffic control of the landing gear failure. Airport rescue and fire teams were immediately dispatched to the runway, preparing for a potentially hazardous landing.

The landing was successful, but not without sparks and smoke billowing from the front of the aircraft as it scraped along the runway. No injuries were reported, but the episode has once again raised questions about Boeing’s aircraft reliability and safety standards.

The FAA has launched yet another investigation into Boeing, following revelations that the company may have missed some 787 Dreamliner inspections. This latest incident only serves to add fuel to the fire of increasing scrutiny and skepticism.

The Boeing 767, a freighter that has been in service for nearly a decade, is one of the most commonly used cargo planes worldwide. Its design dates back to the 1980s, begging the question: is it time for Boeing to review and upgrade their aging fleet?

In a world that demands speed and efficiency, can we afford to trust manufacturers who continue to fall short of safety expectations? Perhaps it’s time for a rigorous review, not just of Boeing, but the entire aviation industry. For now, Boeing continues to fly under a cloud of doubt.

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10 Comments

10 Comments

  1. Sagebrush

    May 14, 2024 at 7:59 am

    I think it’s time for the airplane maintenance people to either get on board or get fired. Those planes were just fine when they left the factory but
    Boeing does not maintain them, the airline operators are supposed to do that. Some airlines are very cheap and don’t do a quality job. Another thing the media isn’t telling you is just how old each of these airplanes having problems are. Some have been in the sky’s for many, many years.

    • TJ

      May 14, 2024 at 10:00 am

      The 757/767 were good solid planes…They came out in the early 80’s. They do require maintenance by people that know what they are doing.
      My guess is DEI has put people in maintenance of these planes that don’t have a clue what they are doing.

  2. noah

    May 14, 2024 at 8:57 am

    How recently was the particular aircraft manufactured?

  3. Carol Stevens

    May 14, 2024 at 1:28 pm

    I worked there and after that I would never get on a plane

  4. Denise

    May 14, 2024 at 2:11 pm

    I don’t trust any company without regulations – no company is going to police itself if it cuts into the profits – that’s why we need regulators who do their jobs.

  5. Jerry C.

    May 14, 2024 at 4:46 pm

    I don’t trust anything built by union employees!

  6. John

    May 15, 2024 at 5:01 pm

    What people need to understand is that when you board a commercial flight, and you see the airworthy certificate all that certificate is saying is that at the time of delivery the aircraft is ” Airworthy “. If the airline that owns the aircraft does not maintain it per the manufacture’s maintenance schedule and FAA guidelines it isn’t airworthy. Just like your car or truck is it the manufacture’s fault if you go twice the distance of what is recommended between oil changes or fail to replace your brakes when needed or rotate your tires? It is the owner’s responsibility to maintain their car or truck.

    I feel that people want to fly with a reputable airline that maintains their airplanes.

    • Darrell Tilus

      May 16, 2024 at 11:39 am

      I i worked in maintenance for an airline and It is up to the airline to maintain them not Boeing. Obviously Fed X didn’t do their job.

  7. Patricia Ann Moody

    May 22, 2024 at 6:40 am

    Where the heck is MY “COMMENT! You do this, “ALL the time!! You deliberately erase good comments, that will tell the TRUTH! That is “DISGUSTING “! You should all be “ FIRED “!!!!!!!

  8. Tim Kuehl

    May 22, 2024 at 8:32 am

    I am wondering if all of the problems Boeing planes are having is due to DEI or terrorism.

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