Boeing Launches Investigation After Strange Discovery On Air Force One
Earlier this month two empty liquor containers were discovered on one of Boeing Co.’s new Air Force One planes under development in San Antonio.
The discovery of the two miniature tequila bottles on a future presidential jet is not something the company is taking lightly. An investigation has not revealed where on the plane the two bottles of tequila were found. All Boeing employees are required to have security clearance to work on the aircraft.
Lately, Boeing has had issues with tools, rags, and other items left on commercial and military aircraft, however, this is a particularly serious case as it involves alcohol and a highly classified jet, which will be known as Air Force One when the commander-in-chief is on board.
According to a spokesman for Boeing, this incident is being looked into and the company is working to improve quality and manufacturing operations.
Boeing’s new Air Force One jets are altered 747-8 aircraft known as VC-25B military variants.
Court documents reveal the aircraft was described as being “effectively an airborne seat of government” ranking alongside defense programs such as ballistic missiles that carry the “highest national priority.”
A spokesman from Boeing said alcohol is not allowed at any of the manufacturer’s facilities and the company is taking the situation very seriously. Boeing informed the service branch about the matter and that there was no effect on the aircraft modification work.