Following an incident on board Alaska Airlines Flight 1282 on January 6 in which a door plug became detached from a 737 MAX 9 (leading to a rapid decompression of the cabin), several updates have been issued by agencies and airlines around the world. Speaking in a media briefing, the chair of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Jennifer Homendy confirmed that investigative teams are “excited” to have recovered the door plug panel blown out of the aircraft during the “explosive decompression,” which was located in an Oregon resident’s back yard. This crucial component (described as measuring 26 x 48in

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