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Wed Dec 11, 2019, 10:05 AM

Fatally flawed 737 MAX had significantly higher crash risk, FAA concluded

Source: CNN

A Federal Aviation Administration analysis of the Boeing 737 MAX following the Lion Air crash last fall found the plane is significantly more likely to crash than other aircraft, according to a person familiar with the analysis document.

Despite the findings, the FAA did not ground the aircraft until after a second crash of the MAX months later. The two crashes claimed 346 lives.

The document, first reported by The Wall Street Journal, is expected to become public at a House Transportation Committee hearing on Wednesday morning, where the FAA Administrator and two whistleblowers are expected to testify.

One of the whistleblowers, Ed Pierson, is a former Boeing employee who worked on the 737 MAX program and raised concerns about internal pressure at Boeing, according to a person familiar with his testimony. Pierson plans to testify that he alerted managers to his concerns about mistakes and cutting corners, the person said.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/11/politics/fatally-flawed-737-max-had-significantly-higher-crash-risk-faa-concluded/index.html

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 10:06 AM

1. so FAA admits "self-regulation" and inspection a complete failure?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 10:24 AM

3. Perfect example of corporate corner cutting to the extreme.

The entire executive management and board of directors at Boeing should be fired!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 10:39 AM

4. Wrong cnn

The FAA didn’t ground the 737 max after the second crash. They delayed until china had grounded the plane.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 10:42 AM

5. And a safety feature on the 787 Dreamliner was also removed to improve profits.

A part that protects the aircraft in a lightening strike was removed to save money.bit’s clear that Boeing top management no longer care about safety; they care only about profits. Here’s a comment on last year’s operating results. “The Chicago-based company posted a 2018 operating profit of $12 billion, a 16% improvement from 2017. Boeing's full-year revenue surged 8% to a record-high $101 billion, while expenses crept up just 6.4% to $81 billion, Boeing reports.”

Record high revenue achieved by reducing safety and causing the deaths of hundreds of people. The CEO and the entire Board of Directors should be forced to resign immediately without their golden parachutes. Their decisions contributed to deaths; they should not be rewarded by keeping their jobs or earning big bonuses.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 10:43 AM

6. This is textbook definition of 'negligence'

from my view.

Sad that the decision to ground not made sooner. Cost so many trusting passengers their lives.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 12:32 PM

7. I don't expect much

esp after Trump appointed Patrick Michael Shanahan as his U.S. Secretary of Defense............

Who is PMS????? A twenty year executive at Boeing.........What could possibly go wrong with that??????????

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