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Thu Jan 7, 2021, 09:24 PM

Boeing charged by DOJ with 'conspiracy to defraud the US' over 737 MAX

Source: ABC News

The U.S. Justice Department charged The Boeing Company with "conspiracy to defraud the United States" -- concluding after a lengthy investigation that the company knowingly misled regulators while seeking approval for its 737 MAX aircraft.

Boeing is now entering into a "deferred prosecution agreement" worth $2.5 billion consisting of a $243 million criminal penalty, $500 million to relatives who lost loved ones and $1.77 billion to global airlines affected by the MAX groundings.

In October 2019 pilots struggled to regain control of the MAX and it plunged into the Java Sea off the coast of Indonesia. Five months later another MAX crashed near Addis Ababa airport in Ethiopia just six minutes after takeoff, killing all on board, and forcing regulators around the globe to ground the plane. Three hundred and forty-six people perished in both accidents.

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Boeing has been accused of withholding information from the Federal Aviation Administration regarding MCAS. In internal messages that surfaced in October 2019, the chief technical pilot for the aircraft, Mark Forkner, told another pilot that the MCAS flight control system was "running rampant" in a simulator session.

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Fri Jan 8, 2021, 06:27 AM

1. I figured as much. Can they be trusted now?

What other conspiracies of deception are they engaged in even as we learn about this one?

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Fri Jan 8, 2021, 06:51 AM

2. meh..


Take it with a grain of salt...Coming from x-boeing people.

We've discussed why a bunch of other flights, under the same conditions

had no problems...

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