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737 Max jets are 'flying coffins': Boeing CEO skewered by Congress for concealing deadly software problems

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737 Max jets are 'flying coffins': Boeing CEO skewered by Congress for concealing deadly software problems

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Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenberg was raked over the coals at an emotional hearing on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) had victims' family members hold up photographs of the loved ones they lost in two deadly 737 Max jet crashes that killed more than 300 people and said they were in "flying coffins" due to Boeing's decision to conceal MCAS stall-prevention software problems from the pilots. He told Muilenberg that the crashes were "not only preventable" but also "the result of a pattern of deliberate concealment." Other members of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation pressed Muilenberg about what and when the aviation giant knew about problems with the software. "Did you read this document and how did your team not put it in front of you, run in with their hair on fire, saying we've got a real problem here," Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said about the instant messages between two pilots which suggested Boeing knew about problems with its MCAS software in...
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