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House Report Condemns Boeing and Federal Regulators for Deadly 737 MAX Crashes

HeadlineSep 16, 2020

A House committee has condemned Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration for their roles in two fatal crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia that killed all 346 people on board 737 MAX airplanes. A report by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee finds “[The crashes] 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 — the pernicious result of regulatory capture on the part of the FAA.” Ahead of the 737 MAX crashes, Boeing’s former CEO Dennis Muilenburg famously thanked President Trump for giving airline companies more latitude to regulate themselves.

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