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How a Boeing Safety Feature Became a Suspect in Crashes

Planes have been flying with the aid of computers for so long that the term “autopilot” has become part of the language, usually meaning a situation of calm predictability. Yet an automated computer feature is suspected by investigators to be a factor in the crash of a Boeing 737 Max operated by the Indonesian carrier Lion Air — and possibly in another one flown by Ethiopian Air five months later. ( More...

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Colin Seftel 1
If you don't have time to read the whole article, it is am explanation of MCAS and why it is suspected of causing the 2 crashes. However, this was news to me: "U.S. federal authorities are exploring a criminal investigation of how the 737 Max was certified..."


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