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Boeing and FAA blasted in House committee report on 737 crashes, seeks reforms

Boeing and FAA blasted in House committee report on 737 crashes, seeks reforms
Posted at 11:52 AM, Sep 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-16 11:52:08-04

A House committee issued a scathing report Wednesday questioning whether Boeing and government regulators have recognized problems that caused two deadly 737 Max jet crashes and whether either will be willing to make significant changes to fix them.

Staff members from the Transportation Committee blamed the crashes that killed 346 people on the "horrific culmination" of failed government oversight, design flaws and a lack of action at Boeing despite knowing about problems.

The committee said the Max complied with FAA safety regulations even though the planes crashed in Indonesia and Ethiopia.

Members say this shows a need for reforms. Boeing says it's made changes and it cooperated with House investigators. A message was left seeking comment from the FAA.