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Wed May 15, 2019, 10:44 PM

After two faulty Boeing jets crash, the Trump administration blames foreign pilots

Source: Washington Post

After two faulty Boeing jets crash, the Trump administration blames foreign pilots

By Dana Milbank
Columnist
May 15 at 7:10 PM

The U.S. aviation system needs urgently to restore the world’s confidence after two crashes of Boeing 737 Max jets.

Instead, the Trump administration’s top aviation official, goaded by some Republican lawmakers, informed the world Wednesday that the problem isn’t that Boeing put a faulty aircraft into the skies, nor that the Federal Aviation Administration’s lax oversight kept it flying. The trouble, they argued, comes from lousy foreign pilots — particularly the ones on Ethiopian Airlines and Indonesia’s Lion Air who died struggling to pull the Max jets from death plunges.

“I’m trying to be respectful because they’re deceased,” Rep. Paul Mitchell (R-Mich.) said of the doomed crews. But, “do we not have concerns not only with the training of pilots in other nations, but the reliability of their logs?”

The acting FAA administrator, Daniel Elwell, shared this skepticism and said he “absolutely” wants to “take a hard look at the training standards globally.”

Rep. Garret Graves (R-La.) voiced concern about “the maintenance programs, the pilot experience requirements, the pilot training programs of the air carriers involved.”

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Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/after-two-faulty-boeing-jets-crash-the-trump-administration-blames-foreign-pilots/2019/05/15/e940a692-774e-11e9-b3f5-5673edf2d127_story.html

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Related: FAA chief says pilot decisions contributed to Boeing 737 MAX crashes (Washington Post)

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 10:52 PM

1. One thing we can always count on

is that republicans will behave in a vile and disgraceful manner. There is so much to loathe.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 10:53 PM

2. Deplorable assholes

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 10:57 PM

3. What f***ing Clown Car Sadministration this is ... and its despicable Repuke Congress Enablers

The GOP are sick, twisted deplorables, from top to bottom.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 12:30 AM

4. Can not bellieve the Supidity

of these people. Understand there were decades of experience with both Crews. But,with Boeing passing out checks to their protectors in the Rethug Party,hmm,where is the truth.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 11:43 AM

5. and since no 737 Max crashed in the U.S....

...naturally it follows that the U.S. is superior globally.

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