Days after his testimony against Boeing… John Barnett’s body was found


A few days after John Barnett testified in a lawsuit against Boeing, Western media reported his death under circumstances deemed a suicide.

Barnett, a former Boeing employee who was notable for his criticism of the company’s production standards, was 62 years old when he was found dead in his car in a hotel parking lot in South Carolina, US, on March 9.

Barnett, who spent 32 years with Boeing before retiring in 2017, was testifying in a case against the company before his death.

Charleston County coroner’s officials confirmed his death last Monday.

While at Boeing, Barnett managed production quality of the 787 Dreamliner at the company’s North Charleston plant, which is used on long-haul flights.

In 2019, Barnett expressed concerns about standards being exceeded in production and low-quality parts being installed in aircraft.

In addition, he discovered problems with the oxygen system that could result in a quarter of aircraft respirators not working in emergency situations.

After moving to work in South Carolina, he was concerned about speeding up the assembly process and its inevitable impact on safety, which Boeing denied.

Barnett’s death comes at a time when Boeing is facing increasing problems, as a Boeing 787-9 made an emergency landing on a Dreamliner in New Zealand, causing… It resulted in at least fifty people being injured.

Previously, a tire fell on a Boeing 777 while taking off from San Francisco International Airport, and a terrifying incident occurred when the emergency door of one of the planes broke off in the air.

Throughout history, Boeing aircraft have witnessed fatal accidents, including the crash of a Chinese Boeing 737 civilian plane in 2022, and the crash of an Indonesian plane in the Java Sea in 2021.

Among the most prominent of these incidents was the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, where a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 crashed in 2014, killing all 239 people on board, and no trace of it has been found so far.

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