BREAKING: Federal probe into the deadly Boeing 737 Max crashes now expands to include the airline’s popular 787 Dreamliner
- Federal prosecutors subpoenaed records related to production of the 787
- The DOJ is also investigating two deadly crashes of the Boeing 737 Max
- It is not immediately clear if the new subpoena is related to the 737 probe
The Department of Justice’s probe into the troubled Boeing 737 Max has expanded to include the popular 787 Dreamliner.
Federal prosecutors have subpoenaed records from Boeing relating to the production of the 787 in South Carolina, the Seattle Times reported on Friday, citing two sources familiar with the investigation.
It said the subpoena was issued by the U.S. Department of Justice, which is also conducting a criminal investigation into the certification and design of Boeing’s 737 MAX after two deadly crashes within five months.
However, the newspaper said it was not clear if the subpoena was issued by the same prosecutors overseeing the 737 MAX investigation.
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An Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner of Air Tahiti Nui performs during the 53rd International Paris Air Show at Le Bourget Airport near Paris, France on June 17