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Tue Mar 12, 2019, 07:55 PM

Pilots Complained About Boeing 737 Max 8 For Months Before Second Deadly Crash

Several Pilots repeatedly warned federal authorities of safety concerns over the now-grounded Boeing 737 Max 8 for months leading up to the second deadly disaster involving the plane, according to an investigation by the Dallas Morning News. One captain even called the Max 8's flight manual "inadequate and almost criminally insufficient," according to the report.

"The fact that this airplane requires such jury-rigging to fly is a red flag. Now we know the systems employed are error-prone — even if the pilots aren't sure what those systems are, what redundancies are in place and failure modes. I am left to wonder: what else don't I know?" wrote the captain.

At least five complaints about the Boeing jet were found in a federal database which pilots routinely use to report aviation incidents without fear of repercussions.

The complaints are about the safety mechanism cited in preliminary reports for an October plane crash in Indonesia that killed 189.

The disclosures found by The News reference problems during flights of Boeing 737 Max 8s with an autopilot system during takeoff and nose-down situations while trying to gain altitude. While records show these flights occurred during October and November, information regarding which airlines the pilots were flying for at the time is redacted from the database. -Dallas Morning News

One captain who flies the Max 8 said in November that it was "unconscionable" that Boeing and federal authorities have allowed pilots to fly the plane without adequate training - including a failure to fully disclose how its systems were distinctly different from other planes.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-12/pilots-complained-about-boeing-737-max-8-months-deadly-crash

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Tue Mar 12, 2019, 08:02 PM

1. ''At least five complaints''

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Tue Mar 12, 2019, 08:13 PM

2. Interesting comments on this story at Hacker News

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Response to Troll2 (Original post)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 09:21 PM

3. The fact that this airplane requires such jury-rigging to fly is a red flag - no shit!

AND

the builders thought it unnecessary to inform/train the pilots on this system . . . .

BUT,

we have yet to hear any evidence that this system is indeed the cause of these crashes . . .

anyhoo - no worries here - I gave up flying decades ago



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