NEWS: Boeing Deception Alleged in Scathing House Report on Max Crashes
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Sweeping failures by Boeing Co. engineers, deception by the company and significant errors in government oversight led to the two fatal crashes of the 737 Max, congressional investigators have concluded.
A 245-page report issued Wednesday provides the most scathing account so far of the miscalculations that led to 346 deaths, the grounding of Boeing's best-selling jet and billions of dollars in losses for the manufacturing giant.
"The Max crashes were not... (continue reading below)
the result of a singular failure, technical mistake or mismanaged event," the report by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee said.
"They 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" Federal Aviation Administration.
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