Key Boeing whistleblower found dead in middle of court case: ‘No detail can be left unturned’

A Boeing whistleblower who was one of the first to raise an alarm about safety concerns at the company was found dead in South Carolina from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

John Barnett was in Charleston for a deposition in a lawsuit accusing Boeing of retaliating against him after he raised concerns about the design quality of some plane models. He appeared in court on Thursday and Friday and was going to finish the deposition on Saturday morning when he was found dead. The Charleston Police Department announced his death in a statement obtained by the New York Times.

“Detectives are actively investigating this case and are awaiting the formal cause of death, along with any additional findings that might shed further light on the circumstances surrounding the death of Mr. Barnett,” the statement said.

Robert Turkewitz and
Read more…

Please follow and like us: