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Boeing whistleblower John Barnett found dead days after testifying against company

  

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Via:  krishna  •  one month ago  •  7 comments

By:   Andrea Vacchiano

Boeing whistleblower John Barnett found dead days after testifying against company
The whistleblower who publicly raised doubts about Boeing's production standards was found dead.

Probably just an unfortunate coincidence . . . ?  jrSmiley_26_smiley_image.gif


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The whistleblower who publicly raised doubts about Boeing's production standards was found dead.

The Charleston County Coroner's Office told Fox News Digital that John Barnett, 62, died from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Saturday. Barnett was cross-examined by Boeing's lawyers and his own attorney days before he died.

The court planned for Barnett to answer more questions on Saturday, but he did not appear as planned. 

The BBC reported that he was later found dead in his truck, which was parked in a hotel parking garage.

Barnett was employed by Boeing for over three decades before retiring in 2017. He worked as a quality control engineer at the company. 

In 2019, Barnett told the BBC that Boeing would rush to get its 787 Dreamliner jets off the production line, compromising safety.  

He alleged the emergency oxygen systems that were made for 787 Dreamliners had a failure rate of 25%. This meant that a quarter of 787 Dreamliners had the potential to rapidly lose oxygen if the cabins were suddenly decompressed, suffocating passengers.

Barnett said that he had encountered these issues when he began working at Boeing's North Charleston plant in 2010. He reportedly raised his concerns to his managers, but did not see them take any action.


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Krishna
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1  seeder  Krishna    one month ago

The Charleston County Coroner's Office told Fox News Digital that John Barnett, 62, died from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Saturday. Barnett was cross-examined by Boeing's lawyers and his own attorney days before he died.

 
 
 
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1.1  goose is back  replied to  Krishna @1    one month ago
died from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot

Oh yeah............that's what happened. 

 
 
 
Krishna
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2  seeder  Krishna    one month ago

The court planned for Barnett to answer more questions on Saturday, but he did not appear as planned. 

The BBC reported that he was later found dead in his truck, which was parked in a hotel parking garage.

 
 
 
Krishna
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3  seeder  Krishna    one month ago

In 2019, Barnett told the BBC that Boeing would rush to get its 787 Dreamliner jets off the production line, compromising safety.  

He alleged the emergency oxygen systems that were made for 787 Dreamliners had a failure rate of 25%. This meant that a quarter of 787 Dreamliners had the potential to rapidly lose oxygen if the cabins were suddenly decompressed, suffocating passengers.

Barnett said that he had encountered these issues when he began working at Boeing's   North Charleston   plant in 2010. He reportedly raised his concerns to his managers, but did not see them take any action

 
 
 
Kavika
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3.1  Kavika   replied to  Krishna @3    one month ago

The Russian way 

 
 
 
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4  devangelical    one month ago

at least he didn't get sucked out thru a blown door plug on a flight...

 
 
 
Krishna
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5  seeder  Krishna    one month ago

And "the hits keep on coming"-- this just happened-- today!:

 
 

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