Alaska Airlines Flight 1282 Passengers Told by FBI That Might Be Victims of a Crime

by Anthony Losanno
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In early January, Alaska Airlines flight AS1282 from Portland International Airport (PDX) to Ontario International Airport (ONT) was forced to return shortly after takeoff when its rear mid-cabin exit door separated. The dramatic scene saw a large section of the airplane’s fuselage missing while passengers’ phones and even a teenager’s shirt got sucked out of the opening. This caused the grounding of all Boeing 737 MAX 9 while the FAA ordered all aircraft be inspected.

Now, NBC News is reporting that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has sent letters to passengers on board the flight telling them that they might be the victims of a crime. A victim specialist with the FBI’s Seattle agency has launched a criminal investigation into the incident. This “can be a lengthy undertaking” and the investigation’s progress cannot be detailed at this time. Passengers have been advised to contact the email alias: “AlaskaFlightVictims” with any questions or comments.

Alaska Plane Photo

No other details have been released other than the Department of Justice opened an investigation into the incident last week.

Anthony’s Take: Details are scant, but multiple lawsuits are in play against Boeing and Alaska Airlines. We’ll have to wait to see additional findings of the investigation revealed.

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Rene March 22, 2024 - 12:12 pm

Anyone who thinks Boeing execs will get locked up are probably still driving around alone wearing a chin diaper and oven mitts.

derek March 22, 2024 - 2:11 pm

Anyone who thinks Boeing execs will get locked up are probably thinking the pandemic is over and nobody gets serious long term illness or death from Covid-19.

PilotMikeA320 March 23, 2024 - 1:49 pm

I’m not sure what the criminal charges would be. Probably the government’s catch-all “Conspiracy”. But this is likely a required step to be able to turn on the money hose for “victim compensation”.


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