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FBI tells Alaska Airlines passengers they may be ‘victim of a crime'

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Passengers aboard the Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 Max 9 that experienced a midair blowout in January have received a letter from the FBI stating that they may be victims of a crime. The FBI office in Seattle sent the letter, which informed passengers of an ongoing investigation into the incident. Attorneys representing the passengers have welcomed the investigation and emphasized their desire for accountability and safer Boeing planes. Flight attendants on the flight have also been interviewed by Justice Department investigators. The incident could potentially impact a deferred prosecution agreement between Boeing and the Justice Department.