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A Boeing engineer told the US Congress about the risk of a plane crash.

A Boeing engineer told the US Congress about the risk of a plane crash.

Boeing engineer Sam Salehpour told the US Congress that hundreds of people could die in a plane crash due to safety problems during the assembly of the American aircraft manufacturer’s planes.

“I truly believe that if the safety issues I have observed at Boeing are not addressed, a catastrophic failure of a commercial aircraft could occur, resulting in the loss of hundreds of lives,” Salehpour said.


It is noted that Salekhpour, who worked at Boeing for more than ten years, identified a problem with gaps between key parts of the skin of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. According to him, this problem affects more than 1 thousand aircraft that are currently operated by airlines.


Salekhupr also told Congress that Boeing workers jump on parts of the plane during assembly to join them together, which he said could cause those parts to break in the future.

According to CNN, Salehpour said that after he raised these issues with Boeing, he was threatened with physical harm.