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From today’s Washington Post:

Boeing 737 Max crashes were ‘horrific culmination’ of errors, investigators say

The chief project engineer for Boeing’s 737 Max jet told House investigators that he approved a critical design change to software on the plane even though he was unaware of key details about how it worked or of a previous warning from a test pilot that if the system malfunctioned, the results could be “catastrophic.”

The engineer’s acknowledgment is one of several revelations contained in a new report released Wednesday by investigators from the House Transportation Committee. The document details myriad gaps in oversight that allowed federal regulators to certify the plane was safe to fly even though officials at both Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration did not fully understand how it was designed.



The final committee report on the Max offers the clearest indication yet that Boeing — or the unit tasked with overseeing the certification process on the FAA’s behalf — could have caught flaws in the Max’s flight control system during the airplane’s design stage.



But it failed to act on concerns that were raised about the flawed Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS), which was identified as a factor in both crashes. The Boeing employees were driven in part by what investigators concluded was pressure to get the new planes to customers quickly and without requiring their pilots to undergo extensive retraining — a goal symbolized by “countdown clocks” on the wall of a conference room, according to the report.

The House investigators concluded that the two crashes in less than five months “were the horrific culmination of a series of faulty technical assumptions by Boeing’s engineers, a lack of transparency on the part of Boeing’s management, and grossly insufficient oversight by the FAA.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/tr ... Fstory-ans

Final House Committee report on the Boeing 737 Max

https://www.washingtonpost.com/context/ ... l_manual_5
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The Washington Post? Seriously Ray? I thought you're blood ran slightly blue.

There isn't a more left-leaning, democratic, far-left leaning liberal rag in the entire U.S.A.
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RippleRock wrote: Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:22 pm The Washington Post? Seriously Ray? I thought you're blood ran slightly blue. There isn't a more left-leaning, democratic, far-left leaning liberal rag in the entire U.S.A.
The quotes are from the report. That is what is relevant to aviation. It just so happens that the Washington Post published its report ahead of other media, including the right-leading media that I follow as well.
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RippleRock wrote: Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:22 pm The Washington Post? Seriously Ray? I thought you're blood ran slightly blue.

There isn't a more left-leaning, democratic, far-left leaning liberal rag in the entire U.S.A.
Oh, FFS, this crap again? Here's the coverage in that paragon of journalistic integrity, Fox News: https://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/us- ... tification
I doubt you'll find a whole lot of difference from the Post's coverage.
Better?
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RippleRock wrote: Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:22 pm The Washington Post? Seriously Ray? I thought you're blood ran slightly blue.

There isn't a more left-leaning, democratic, far-left leaning liberal rag in the entire U.S.A.
Apropos of nothing.
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Rockie wrote: Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:19 pm
RippleRock wrote: Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:22 pm The Washington Post? Seriously Ray? I thought you're blood ran slightly blue.

There isn't a more left-leaning, democratic, far-left leaning liberal rag in the entire U.S.A.
Apropos of nothing.
A comment concerning nothing, concerning a comment you view as concerning nothing. Slow posting night Rockie?

One can wonder why anyone of "credibility" would post an editorial from a paper who actively promotes "left extremism". There are many other sources.
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You don’t know the difference between facts and opinion. How could you?

What facts in the WP news story do you dispute? Cite actual evidence to support your case.
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RippleRock wrote: Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:51 pm One can wonder why anyone of "credibility" would post an editorial from a paper who actively promotes "left extremism". There are many other sources.
Since when was political correctness, according to your standard of publications, a precondition to posting aviation-related material on an aviation directed site? Would you rather I have obtained the quote from Stormer?
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