सूत्र का कहना है कि बोइंग के अधिकारियों पर 737 मैक्स दुर्घटनाओं के मामले में आरोप लगने की संभावना नहीं है

सूत्र का कहना है कि बोइंग के अधिकारियों पर 737 मैक्स दुर्घटनाओं के मामले में आरोप लगने की संभावना नहीं है

Boeing Executives Unlikely to Be Charged Over 737 MAX Crashes, Source Says

According to a source, Boeing executives are unlikely to face charges related to the 737 MAX crashes.

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Boeing Executives Unlikely to Be Charged Over 737 MAX Crashes, Source Says

According to U.S. Justice Department officials, Boeing executives are unlikely to face criminal charges in relation to the fatal crashes of the 737 MAX aircraft in 2018 and 2019, which resulted in the deaths of 346 individuals. This conclusion arises from the likelihood that the statute of limitations for prosecution has expired. The information was conveyed to family members of the crash victims during a meeting, with details confirmed by a person familiar with the gathering and supported by correspondence reviewed by Reuters.

Typically, the deadline for prosecuting most federal crimes is set at five years. In mid-May, the Justice Department determined that Boeing had breached a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) established in 2021, which had shielded the company from criminal charges stemming from the crashes.

Under the terms of the DPA, Boeing was to avoid a charge of conspiring to defraud the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) by adhering to the agreement's conditions for a three-year period, concluding on January 7, 2024. However, just days before the agreement's expiration, a new Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft experienced an in-flight blowout during an Alaska Airlines flight on January 5, revealing ongoing safety and quality concerns.

Boeing has until June 13 to articulate any objections to the Justice Department's determination that it violated the terms of the 2021 agreement. Subsequently, the Justice Department is expected to inform a federal judge in Texas of its intended course of action by July 7.

In response, Boeing has stated its belief that it has complied with the terms of the agreement and anticipates providing a comprehensive response to the Justice Department's assertions.

This development underscores the complexities and legal intricacies surrounding the aftermath of the 737 MAX crashes, with implications for both Boeing and the broader aviation industry's regulatory landscape.</p

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