Author Topic: Here's the terrifying reason Boeing's 737 MAX 8 is grounded across the globe  (Read 162 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline mystery-ak

  • Owner
  • Administrator
  • ******
  • Posts: 276,604

Here's the terrifying reason Boeing's 737 MAX 8 is grounded across the globe

Pilots are outraged that Boeing did not properly inform them of a program that can wrench control of an aircraft from human hands

Tristin Hopper   

March 14, 2019
4:22 PM EDT

Lion Air Flight 610 plunged into the sea off Indonesia because the pilot “lost (the) fight with his software,” Canadian Transport minister Marc Garneau chillingly told a Wednesday press conference announcing the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX 8.

There is nothing wrong with the basic mechanics of the aircraft: Its engines, wings and control surfaces are all believed to be working fine. Rather, the passenger jet may have killed 346 people for the terrifyingly modern reason that human pilots were unable to override a malfunctioning computer.

The cause of the Lion Air crash — and the suspected cause of the recent downing of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 — is a little-known piece of software known as MCAS, the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System.

The 737 MAX 8 has heavier and more fuel-efficient engines than prior editions of the 737, a change which causes the aircraft to pitch upwards ever-so-slightly after takeoff.

Rather than instructing airlines to warn their pilots of this quirk, Boeing simply equipped the MAX 8 with MCAS, a program that would automatically tilt the nose downwards to compensate.

Support the USO
Democrat Party...the Party of Infanticide

Offline Sanguine

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 31,874
I believe this is still speculation.
Cui bono?

Walk in Wisdom
See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

But the noble make noble plans, and by noble deeds they stand.

Offline NavyCanDo

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 6,223
The terrifying aspect is pilots in third world countries flying this sofisticated airplane not trained in how to dissingage MCAS and take back control of the airplane.
A nation that turns away from prayer will ultimately find itself in desperate need of it. :Jonathan Cahn

Share me

Digg  Facebook  SlashDot  Delicious  Technorati  Twitter  Google  Yahoo