February 06, 2024

Ranking Member Larsen Statement on NTSB Preliminary Report

Washington, D.C. – Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA) released the following statement after the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released its Preliminary Report regarding the Alaska Airlines Flight 1282, involving a Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft.
“Today’s preliminary NTSB report confirms Boeing has serious work to do to rebuild its safety culture and the confidence of its customers and the flying public,” Ranking Member Larsen said. “Failure to re-install bolts on a safety-critical component of this 737 MAX 9 aircraft is a serious error that signals larger quality control lapses that must be corrected. Several of the important safety provisions in the House-passed bipartisan FAA reauthorization will help ensure the integrity of our National Airspace System. The Senate must finally mark up its FAA reauthorization, conference it with ours, and send it to the President’s desk. Congress must also fund the NTSB at the levels requested by the President to ensure the NTSB has the necessary resources to conduct its critical safety work. The safety of the flying public is my top priority.”