My Letter to the Editor of New York Times Magazine - by Capt. “Sully” Sullenberger
The MCAS design should never have been approved, not by Boeing, and not by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) - These emergencies did not present as a classic runaway stabilizer problem
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October 14, 2019 - by Capt. "Sully" Sullenberger for sullysullenberger.com
In "What Really Brought Down the Boeing 737 MAX?" William Langewiesche draws the conclusion that the pilots are primarily to blame for the fatal crashes of Lion Air 610 and Ethiopian 302.
In resurrecting this age-old aviation canard, Langewiesche minimizes the fatal design flaws and certification failures that precipitated those tragedies, and still pose a threat to the flying public.
These emergencies did not present as a classic runaway stabilizer problem, but initially as ambiguous unreliable airspeed and altitude situations, masking MCAS.
The MCAS design should never have been approved, not by Boeing, and not by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
The National Transportation Safety Board has found that Boeing made faulty assumptions both about the capability of the aircraft design to withstand damage or failure, and the level of human performance possible once the failures began to cascade.
Where Boeing failed, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) should have stepped in to regulate but it failed to do so...
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