Pilots Raised Boeing Safety Fears Months Before Ethiopia Crash
Pilots Raised Boeing Safety Fears Months Before Ethiopia Crash. Recordings have been leaked of a secret meeting in November between American pilots and a Boeing delegation.
The pilots demanded measures after the first crash of a 737 MAX. But Boeing wanted to work quietly. A few months later a second aircraft crashed, this time from Ethiopian Airlines.
The secret meeting took place in November at the pilot trade union headquarters in the city of Fort Worth. That was barely a few weeks after flight 610 of the Indonesian Lion Air crashed.
The meeting lasted for an hour, allegedly, in a room without windows. Vice President Mike Sinnett was present for Boeing, along with a critical aircraft pilot test pilot.
They faced a delegation of pilots and representatives of the pilot’s union.
The New York Times newspaper and CBS television channel were given sound recordings of the meeting.