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First formal charges to be laid over 737 MAX cover-up

Written by on September 21, 2021

The Seattle Times has reported that Mark Forkner, former Chief Test Pilot for the 737 MAX programme, will be the first Boeing employee to be indicted by Federal Prosecutors.

Following years of investigation into the suppression of the now-famous MCAS adverse pitch management system, Prosecutors have released evidence that indicates Forkner was a willful participant in hiding critical avionics changes from Aviation Authorities around the World.

Forkner’s defence team says that they intend to show that Forkner did not act of his own free will and was under immense pressure from superiors to assist certification without disclosing the existence or nature of the MCAS system to the FAA and its International counterparts.

The indictment comes 3 years after the MCAS-related fatal crashes of Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 which killed a combined 346 passengers and flight crew.

The full article can be viewed below:
https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/criminal-indictment-imminent-for-former-boeing-737-max-chief-technical-pilot-report-says/

 


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