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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Pilots repeatedly voiced safety concerns about the Boeing 737 Max 8 to federal authorities, with one captain calling the flight manual "inadequate and almost criminally insufficient" several months before Sunday's Ethiopian Air crash that killed 157 people, an investigation by The Dallas Morning News found.




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My preliminary guess is that Boeing, in an effort to make the 737 Max look more cost-effective to potential buyers, sold the plane as one that did not need additional or different training compared to the planes that an airline already had in the fleet.

That, coupled with what seems to be some issues in the autopilot software, resulted in a plane that required pilot intervention, and the pilots did not know how to intervene properly.

Just a guess based upon the preliminary stuff I've been reading about...

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-03-13 12:31 PM | Reply

Records show that a captain who flies the Max 8 complained in November that it was "unconscionable" that the company and federal authorities allowed pilots to fly the planes without adequate training or fully disclosing information about how its systems were different from those on previous 737 models.
This is insane.

#2 | Posted by JOE at 2019-03-13 12:38 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Bloated child rapist's shutdown delayed necessary software patch for 737 Max.


#3 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2019-03-13 01:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#3 | Posted by reinheitsgebot

Now that seems criminal. But don't worry - IRS will process your tax return and your social security check is in the mail.

#4 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2019-03-13 01:33 PM | Reply

Looks like Canada has just grounded the jet.

Canada grounds Boeing 737 Max 8, bans jet from airspace following fatal crashes

...Canada is grounding all of its Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft and banning the jet from entering its airspace until further notice as safety concerns continue to mount following two deadly crashes.

"This safety notice restricts commercial passenger flights from any air operator, both domestic and foreign, of the Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 aircraft from arriving, departing, or overflying Canadian airspace," Transport Minister Marc Garneau told reporters earlier today....

#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-03-13 01:45 PM | Reply

The difference in safety is training versus the design and manufacture of the aircraft. If American and Southwest have devised their own training based on the fact that there are
missing or deficient training materials from Boeing then those carriers methods should be passed on.

#6 | Posted by LesWit at 2019-03-13 02:12 PM | Reply

Air Canada has 24 of these planes, this is going to hurt. Here that whistling sound? That´s Boeing stock nosediving.

#7 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2019-03-13 02:23 PM | Reply

Trump just grounded the remaining 737 Max.

#8 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2019-03-13 02:47 PM | Reply

I seem to recall the lefties here saying Trump complaining about the complication was idiotic. ...

Now you care ... unbelievable.

#9 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-03-14 12:22 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Tying a shoe, is complicated for your, "Dear Orange", leader. So by comparison, flying a plane is hard.

#10 | Posted by zelkova at 2019-03-14 07:36 AM | Reply

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