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Thu Oct 31, 2019, 01:56 PM

Newly public Boeing documents cite 'catastrophic' 737 scenario

In a tense and revelatory hearing Wednesday, a U.S. House committee presented startling new evidence from internal Boeing documents showing that, before the first 737 Max crash in 2018, some company engineers had discovered that a failure in a new flight-control system could be “potentially catastrophic” — information that was dismissed and never communicated to regulators.

Another document showed that this catastrophic potential was reiterated in a presentation to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) seven weeks after the Lion Air crash in Indonesia killed 189 people. Boeing decided pilots could deal with it and continued to let the airplane fly. But less than three months later, after a similar erroneous activation, another 157 people died on an Ethiopian Airlines Max.

Those revelations set the stage for an intense five-hour grilling in Washington, D.C., of Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg on details of the design, certification and marketing of the Max during a second consecutive day of Congressional testimony.

The hearing was punctuated by repeated calls by members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for Muilenburg to step down.

https://www.heraldnet.com/business/panel-reveals-boeing-memos-calls-on-muilenburg-to-resign/?utm_source=DAILY+HERALD&utm_campaign=2fee82b690-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d81d073bb4-2fee82b690-228635337

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 02:04 PM

1. Muilenburg should step down

From a 737 Max cruising at 40,000 feet with no golden parachute.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 02:39 PM

2. Rep. Steve Cohen

reminded everyone how absurd corporate capitalism has become. He pressed Muilenburg on whether he would have to give up any of his $30 million/year salary basically for his role in overseeing the 737 Max negligence and tragedies. Muilenburg mumbled a couple times that it was up to the board of directors.

"We're docking you $10 million this year for doing a bad job!"

Meanwhile, sell a few loose cigarettes on the streets of Staten Island and the cops will kill you on the spot.

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Response to moondust (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 02:50 PM

3. !

Truth, moondust.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 04:56 PM

4. I'd still like to see Boeing execs, members of their staff and people at the FAA frog marched

out of court and into prison.

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