Boeing’s CEO apologizes for the deadly 737 MAX airliner crashes

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 8:03 AM PT — Friday, April 5, 2019

Boeing’s CEO recently issued a statement apologizing for the 737 MAX airplane crashes. CEO Dennis Muilenburg posted a video on Twitter Thursday, apologizing for the software bug in the company’s newest commercial airliners. The issue led to two deadly plane crashes in the span of five-months.

This comes after reports suggested pilots in both incidents followed Boeing’s safety procedures before they crashed.

FILE – In this file photo, an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 sits grounded at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene, File)

In the video Muilenburg vowed Boeing’ would fix the software issue.

“It’s apparent that in both flights the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System, known as MCAS, activated in response to erroneous angle of attack information,” he stated. “It’s our responsibility to eliminate this risk — we own it, and we know how to do it.”

Reports indicate it may take months before the 737 MAX will be permitted by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fly again.

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