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Boeing Pleads Guilty Over 737 MAX Crashes

Over 2,600 Boeing 737 airplanes are to be inspected due to concerns about oxygen masks. Boeing will plead guilty to fraud over two fatal 737 MAX crashes, agreeing to a two hundred forty-three point six million dollar fine and four hundred fifty-five million dollars in safety investments. The company must also meet with crash victims' families and will be monitored for compliance over three years.
US aviation regulators have ordered inspections of over 2,600 Boeing 737 airplanes due to concerns about passenger oxygen masks potentially failing during emergencies.

Boeing has agreed to plead guilty to fraud in relation to two fatal 737 MAX crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia, which resulted in 346 deaths.

The plea deal includes a fine of one hundred forty-three point six million dollars and a mandated investment of four hundred fifty-five million dollars in compliance and safety programs.

An independent monitor will oversee these changes for three years.

The company's board is also required to meet with the families of crash victims.

The US Department of Justice has stated that Boeing did not improve its compliance and ethics program, violating a 2021 deferred prosecution agreement.

The families of the victims are opposing the plea deal, which they consider overly lenient.
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