Boeing says sorry, admits that its automation system may have contributed to two plane crashes
“But with the release of the preliminary report of the Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 accident investigation it’s apparent that in both flights the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System, known as MCAS, activated in response to erroneous angle of attack information,” Muilenberg said in a statement and video that was posted to the company’s Twitter account Thursday.
Investigators found that pilots on the Ethiopian flight turned the anti-stall system off and back on again to try to regain control of the plane, casting doubt on Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration’s assertions that the crash may have been avoided had pilots simply followed established safety procedures.
So-to-say, this crash could've been avoided if it wasn't for this automation system that took over control over the plane, do I get this right? Holy shit, we have to get rid of this system immediately.
Muilenburg also said “we’re deeply saddened by and are sorry for the pain these accidents have caused worldwide.”
You forgot the thoughts and prayers, dude.
Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg acknowledged, for the first time, that an automated flight system on the company's popular 737 jets played a role in two crashes that killed 346 people.www.cnbc.com