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Man who Exposed Boeing’s Discrepancies in Lawsuit Found Dead in His Truck Before Third Deposition

John Barnett, dubbed as the “Boeing whistleblower,” was found dead in his truck at a hotel in Charleston, California. 

The 62-year-old had worked for the aircraft manufacturing giant for 32 years, and was known to the public for providing key information in a lawsuit against the company. 

The allegations raised concerns about Boeing’s production standards. Barnett revealed 1 in 4 oxygen masks would cease to function in case of an emergency, among other revelations. 

In the midst of a lawsuit and just before his third deposition, Barnett was found dead after claims that the 62-year-old man died in a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Boeing then released a statement saying, “We are saddened by Mr. Barnett’s passing, and our thoughts are with his family and friends.”

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