New Whistleblower Claims Boeing 787 Dreamliner Could ‘Break Apart’ in the Sky

Boeing is in hot water again as a former engineer comes forward with shocking claims about the company’s 787 Dreamliner jet.

Sam Salehpour, who worked at Boeing for over a decade, says that changes to the plane’s production process could cause the aircraft to literally break apart in the sky.

Salehpour submitted a complaint to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in January, detailing his concerns. He told The New York Times that the problems are due to the way the Dreamliner’s fuselage sections are put together on the assembly line.

The pieces come from different manufacturers and don’t fit together perfectly, which Salehpour says could lead to disaster after thousands of flights.

Boeing has admitted that the production changes exist but insists that there’s no safety issue.

The company says it has “full confidence” in the Dreamliner and that Salehpour’s claims are “inaccurate.”

But Salehpour isn’t backing down. He’s set to testify before a Senate subcommittee on April 17 to share his side of the story. “I am doing this not because I want Boeing to fail, but because I want it to succeed and prevent crashes from happening,” he said.

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This isn’t the first time Boeing has faced safety concerns.

In recent months, the company has been plagued by a series of scary incidents, from a plane losing part of its hull mid-flight to the mysterious death of another whistleblower.

Many believe that Boeing’s focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives and its obsession with profits have distracted the company from what really matters: building safe planes.

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If Boeing doesn’t get its priorities straight soon, it could be the end of the road for this once-great American company.

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