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WSJ report: Anti-stall system activated before Ethiopian Airlines crash



The Wall Street Journal reports that the Boeing 737 Max jet’s stall-prevention system was activated prior to the Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed 157 people. Former NASA engineer Mike Slack joins CBSN to discuss to discuss how the feature could have been involved the accident.

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mister garcia
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mister garcia

The critical question is do the pilots have enough training to fly the 737 Max without MCAS.

jsofia63
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jsofia63

I smell 157 lawsuits $$$$$$$

Jenny Kevin
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Jenny Kevin

Faa is the real divel,

Rose Phoenix
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Rose Phoenix

Do you think that boring is controlled by the FAA safety regulation that they want to keep how you say Boeing that cheating other stuff self the plane to the air like customers and specially that Boeing all I want is very important is money if Boyne is coach or the FAA that they need to explain to for Delta Airline plane crash already that you already know this already and it's not fake news this is real life news right now because so many other kids out there on that attitude. Listen to or how to respond that they… Read more »

David Hughes
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David Hughes

It is incredible to me that Boeing executives sitting in their leather chairs in their comfy offices thought that they were so much smarter than the pilots flying the 737 MAX.

What is equally incredible is that their reason for hiding MCAS from the pilots is that the 737 MAX design is so seriously flawed as to be too unsafe to fly without this hidden MCAS system.

In a just world the complete management team of Boeing would be indicted for homicide.

Seventh Anubis
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Seventh Anubis

There is nothing wrong with the plane and everything wrong with the sales and marketing department. And it would be too expensive for the airlines to print a warning to shut off the system if the sensor readings don't match? What if next time it can't be fixed with software and hardware needs to be added? Get a bailout from the taxpayers to pay for it? How did the pilot that knew what to do not get communicated to the rest?

Scott Brown
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Scott Brown

As an Airline Transport Pilot who has flown the B-737, and numerous other transport category aircraft, I can't believe these accidents even happened. Although this aircraft does have the MCAS system which will trim the nose down, numerous other transport aircraft have similar systems known generally as "stick pushers" to get the aircraft out of a stall if not recognized by the pilots. My training on the stick pushers and uncontrolled (runaway) trim taught me how to deal with those problems. I actually think there is an underlying root cause which is the angle of attack (AOA) sensors. If either… Read more »

ajawam
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ajawam

You would have 3 sensors. I worked with a firmware guy years ago that did th wheel well fire detection/suppression on the 777 and he mentioned they had three. When we design redundant systems it's usually 3 sensors – no other way to break a deadlock…

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Mikias Stephanos
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Mikias Stephanos

They should change the name to Massacre 8.

The Truth
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The Truth

Ethiopian is the safest and one of the best airlines in the world. Only few accidents in it's 70 years of history.

Maninder Singh
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Maninder Singh

Hacking is making

The Triggering
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The Triggering

Great explanation.

Timetryp
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Timetryp

This lemon may never be safe. The 737 redesign was insufficient to provide a safe aircraft.

Betty
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Betty

My Pride, My Country, My Ethiopia. I'm so Sorry this Happened on your Soil and lost So Many Beautiful Souls from all over the World. God Chose your land for their Body to rest. RIP.

H1gh_l1fe 880
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H1gh_l1fe 880

757 Should make a comeback

saruman thewhite
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saruman thewhite

how about dont buy this killer plane and sue FAA and Boeing