United Boeing 737 Flight Loses External Panel Mid-flight  – One America News Network

TOPSHOT - A person walks past a Boeing 737 MAX 8 for United Airlines parked at Renton Municipal Airport adjacent to Boeing's factory in Renton, Washington, on January 25, 2024. Alaska Airlines said Thursday it expects a $150 million hit from the Boeing 737 MAX grounding, which will limit its capacity growth in 2024. The airline, which executed an emergency landing on a MAX on January 5 following the mid-flight blowout of a panel on the jet, disclosed the estimates in a securities filing, saying capacity growth will be "at or below the lower end" of its prior estimate. (Photo by Jason Redmond / AFP) (Photo by JASON REDMOND/AFP via Getty Imag
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OAN’s Abril Elfi
10:54 AM – Saturday, March 16, 2024

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is investigating a United Airlines flight that lost an external panel before landing safely in Oregon. 


The FAA reported that United Flight 433 landed safely at Medford Airport around 1:45 p.m.; however, after inspection, it was discovered that there was a missing panel. 

United stated that it will look into the matter further and that no emergency was called since there was no sign of damage during the flight.

“We’ll conduct a thorough examination of the plane and perform all the needed repairs before it returns to service,” the airline said in a statement.

Following the January 5th Alaska Airlines incident where a window flew out midair, Boeing has been the subject of intense regulatory scrutiny, including investigations into the company’s production process safety and quality standards.

Investigations were prompted last week when a Boeing 737 MAX operated by United Airlines rolled off the runway and onto the grass in Houston.

Last week, a Boeing 777-200 operated by United Airlines headed for Japan experienced a tire failure during takeoff from San Francisco. The plane was rerouted to Los Angeles, where it made a safe landing.

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