House Committee Blames Boeing, FAA Negligence On Two Deadly Crashes In New Report

House Committee Blames Boeing, FAA Negligence On Two Deadly Crashes In New Report

After an 18-month investigation, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure blamed the two fatal crashes that killed 346 people on Boeing’s 737 MAX on “a horrific culmination of a series of faulty technical assumptions” and “grossly insufficient oversight by the FAA.”

“Boeing and FAA both gambled with public safety in the critical time period between the two crashes,” Chairman Peter DeFazio of Oregon said.

In October 2018, Lion Air Flight 610 nosedived into the ocean minutes after takeoff in Indonesia, killing 189 people, with early investigations indicating onboard computer systems were operating incorrectly, according to the New York Times (NYT).

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<img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-7007513" class="size-full wp-image-7007513" src="" alt="JAKARTA, INDONESIA – NOVEMBER 3: Indonesian investigators inspect the wrecked landing gear of Lion Air Flight JT 610 at the Tanjung Priok port on November 3, 2018 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Indonesian authorities said on Saturday that a diver who joined the search operation for Lion Air flight 610 had died after being found unconscious on Friday, possibly due to an accident while diving. All 189 passengers and crew for the Boeing 737 plane are feared dead as rescuers as investigators and agencies from around the world continue its week-long search

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