FBI Involved In Boeing 737 MAX Investigation

SHANGHAI, CHINA - MARCH 17: Shanghai Airlines' Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes are grounded at Hongqiao International Airport on March 17, 2019 in Shanghai, China. Boeing Co said on March 15 its software upgrade for the grou... SHANGHAI, CHINA - MARCH 17: Shanghai Airlines' Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes are grounded at Hongqiao International Airport on March 17, 2019 in Shanghai, China. Boeing Co said on March 15 its software upgrade for the grounded 737 MAX jetliner will be launched in the coming weeks. (Photo by Yin Liqin/China News Service/VCG via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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The FBI is involved in the Department of Justice’s criminal investigation into the certification of the Boeing 737 MAX, according to a Wednesday Seattle Times report.

The FBI’s Seattle field office is close to the 737 plant and the Federal Aviation Administration offices, where officials partook in the certification process for the planes, two of which crashed in recent months.

Criminal investigations into the aviation industry are exceedingly rare in America and point to the seriousness of the fatal and well-publicized accidents.

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