Boeing and Alaska Airlines deny legal responsibility for passenger injuries caused by door blowout

Boeing and Alaska Airlines rejected legal responsibility for passenger injuries during a January incident in which a door plug blew out of a 737 Max jet shortly after departure.

Following the blowout, passengers filed three separate lawsuits at the state level in Oregon and Washington state, as well as with federal courts. In the federal lawsuit, passengers claimed they were physically injured and emotionally traumatized when the cabin immediately depressurized. Boeing and Alaska Airlines have issued their first, separate responses to the lawsuits, with neither company claiming it is responsible for the incident that took place in early January. 

While Boeing admitted that the National Transportation Safety Board’s preliminary investigation that discovered the door plug was missing four bolts was accurate, the
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