At least six emergency situations in the air and a dozen start-up bans. This is the fate of the Boeing 737 Max plane that was involved in an accident after the US aviation authorities gave the green light to fly again.
Australian writes ABC.
These numbers come from a report from pilots in the first year after the type of aircraft was allowed to take off again in late 2020.
Ex-Boeing and FAA employees described the emergencies as serious, with the tragedy possibly ending, which fortunately did not happen.
Among the reports are engine failures and pilots who have partially lost control of the plane.
A United Airlines pilot alerted Mayday after the system controlling the plane’s stability and altitude stopped working.
An investigator with the US Air Safety Authority, NTSB, confirmed to ABC that Congress had requested an investigation into Boeing’s quality control procedures. The investigation will include a review of Boeing 737 Max production.
European aviation authorities gave the type of plane Excellent for flights in Europe back in January 2021.
The planes landed on the ground after two accidents that killed 346 people in 2018 and 2019.
189 people lost their lives after the crash of a Boeing 737 MAX of Lion Air in Indonesia. Among the causes of the crash were errors in the MCAS maneuvering system, lack of training and improper maintenance.
157 people, including 28-year-old Norwegian Caroline Adland, lost their lives When Ethiopian Airlines crashed immediately after departing from Addis Ababa on March 10, 2019.
Here, too, the MCAS system was the cause of the crash.
One month after the Lion Air crash in Indonesia, the Federal Aviation Administration concluded that if the error was not fixed, it would lead to an accident every two or three years. Seattle Times. The FAA allowed the MAX to fly, while Boeing corrected what it believed was a simple software bug, before another fatal crash occurred just four months later.
Boeing paid $500 million for relatives after the accidents. After the Senate report came a crushing ruling against the company in December 2020.
The Boeing 737 MAX series now consists of four variants, the 737 MAX 7, 737 MAX 8, 737 MAX 9 and 737 MAX 10. The latter has the largest capacity with a maximum capacity of 230 passengers, according to Boeing.com.
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