Alaskan Airlines passengers could be crime victims for Boeing door incident: FBI

The passengers on an Alaska Airlines Boeing flight that blew out its door plug midflight could be “victim[s] of a crime,” according to the FBI.

This Boeing 737 MAX 9 plane was forced to make an emergency landing in January when the incident happened, and no passengers were injured. Even when the door made impact with the ground, there were no reported injuries.

Still the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board launched an investigation into the matter. The FBI and Department of Justice have opened their own criminal investigations as well. Subsequently, the FBI’s victim specialist from its Seattle office sent all involved passengers a letter this week.

“I’m contacting you because we have identified you as a possible victim of a crime,” the letter read. “A criminal investigation can be a lengthy
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