Boeing 737 Max 8 Ethiopia Airlines Crash

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  1. flyboy56

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    billy the kid Well-Known Member

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    Hey...we dont have to ground our planes...theyre perfectly safe....(read here...we better not...someone might sue us...) Meanwhile, the suckers still get on board......and hope....
     
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    And, of course, from the usual camp it was already read that this is just a conspirative anti-US action to harm Boing ...

    That the plane just really has a huge problem, can not be for these people, as always ... and how ever at the DC-10 scandal with the hatchback what MacDonell Douglas broke the backbone in the end, eh?
     
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    Of the many 737 Max 8s that are fly everyday only 2 have crashed within the last 6 months. Still a far safer accident record then cars.
     
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    Not sure what the point here is. Boeing will provide an update to the controls manual, and the maintenance update will reflect the need to review the flight sensor that needs to be addressed. There have been two examples in the US neither of which ended in a crash. US pilots were better trained, and more able to correct the control issue and didn't have to rely on the automated piloting system to do their job for them.
     
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    So you think these African pilots were dumbasses in cockpit in comparision?

    I say the grounding is very verified for the next 3 month until the first issue sof the black boxes are known and checked!

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    And I would say the same if it was an Aribus and not a Boing... this makes no difference for me!
     
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    I'd say the fact speak for themselves. I expect that the FAA will provide their recommendations, and when they do, Boeing will address those if they haven't already. I don't expect that this would be a different conversation if the plane had been produced by Airbus. I would make the same observation.
     
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    At least for my side, I can assure you I do not care if the plane from Boing, Airbus or "Miller & Son" is in the case and any other weird plane crash where obviously something went really wrong!

    Of course, the aircraft delivered to date have no idea how many thousand flying hours in total and then 2 crashes ... strange crashes of very experienced crews that were up to date!

    In this context, I remind you of the scandal with the DC-10 earlier ... there were only two crashes of thousands of flights and still had the plane 2 graveirende defects that led to the disaster. Again, the FAA did nothing at first, and then only on considerable pressure!
     
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    What a problem? It could destroy Boeing, yet how can we not ground them? Even if the problem is solved, can the jets ever be trusted? I don't think so!
     
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    How ridiculous. Airplanes are absurdly overregulated.

    3800 people died on roads that day.
     
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    2 out of 350 planes in service crashing is not a safe record resulting in about 350 deaths. Which car has a record of two deaths per car in service due to malfunction?
     
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    So before the recommendations, flights should still be allowed even though there is a catastrophic bug in the software that causes the plane to nosedive?
     
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    "One wrote that they turned autopilot on, and "within two to three seconds the aircraft pitched nose down," causing the plane's safety system to sound the warning "Don't sink, don't sink."

    How come this was not public knowledge?
     
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    Add Australia to that list too. All those aviation authorities which usually always instantly follow the lead of the world leading and highly regarded FAA when it takes action against a plane, now taking action that the FAA isn't taking. It is certainly quite curious.
     
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    What is that quote from?
     
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    What are you suggesting exactly?
     
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    It's a shame to take a good, reliable airplane, and put more crazy bells and whistles on it, and fiu.
     
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    Why?
     
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    Fiu?
     
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    That ain't Florida International University.
     
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    The ratio to the number of successful 737 Max 8 flights to unsuccessful flights is overwhelming in favor of the 737 being a very safe aircraft. The news media is over hyping this story IMO.
     
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    Yes, but the nature of the loss of control is problematical. I guess that is why Boeing is developing a software update. I have a friend who flies the airplane for Southwest and he's not worried about it.

    They admitted early on that the training for the new system was deficient to say the least. Big law suit on the horizon for Boeing.
     
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    What do you mean it "ain't?"
     
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    In the link in the OP
     
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    And pilots in other countries were not made aware of the software bug in the autopilot system that can cause the plane to nosedive within seconds of autopilot being switched on.
     

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