How decades of deskilling at Boeing doomed two 737 MAX flights – author dissects the death of its safety culture at the hands of corporate profiteers

Flying Blind by Peter Robison pub. DoubledayDesperation gripped the cockpit of the doomed Boeing 737 MAX airliner over Jakarta, Indonesia, as the sun rose on that October morning in 2018. The chaos had begun mere seconds after the wheels of Lion Air Flight 610 left the ground: alarms sounded; warning lights flashed; the control column shook violently.The pilot and co-pilot were veteran professionals who had jointly racked up 11,000 hours in older 737 models, before the MAX. Yet this situation…

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