Mid-Flight Side Panel Blowout Forces Emergency Landing

Seattle, Washington – U.S. regulators have issued a temporary grounding of specific Boeing 737 MAX 9 jetliners for safety inspections after a recent emergency landing. During takeoff from Portland, Oregon, a section of fuselage tore off the left side of an Alaska Airlines jet, forcing the pilots to return and land safely with all passengers and crew on board. The incident, which occurred on Friday, involved a plane that had been in service for only …

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