Report: Boeing Insiders Called FAA Hotline to Report Issues With 737 Max Jets
New issue: A "foreign object" that damaged wiring...
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April 28, 2019 - by Tom McKay for gizmodo.com
- New issue: A "foreign object" that damaged wiring...
At least four current or former Boeing employees called a Federal Aviation Administration hotline to report issues with the company's 737 Max line of jets on April 5, the day after Ethiopia's minister of transportation released a preliminary report on the crash of Ethopian Airlines flight 302 in March 2019 that killed 157 people, CNN reported this weekend.
The Ethopian crash was the second involving the 737 Max line. Lion Air Flight 610 went down in the Java Sea in October 2018, killing 189 people.
According to CNN's source, the calls to the FAA hotline mainly involved now widely known issues with a piece of equipment called the angle of attack sensor, which measures the angle of the plane in the air, and its Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS).
However, CNN reported that one of the complaints is a new issue: A "foreign object" that damaged wiring attached to the sensor. The FAA told CNN it may be opening a new investigation as a result...
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