A Boeing employee looks up towards the sensor measuring the plane’s angle of attack just below the cockpit of this 737 MAX 8 plane sitting outside the 737 factory in Renton on March 25, 2019. The AOA sensor is the lower device below the cockpit windshield on both sides of the fuselage. (Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)
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Lack of redundancies on Boeing 737 MAX system baffles some involved in designing and testing the jet

As Boeing designed an automated safety system for the 737 MAX, the company built it to potentially activate based on the reading of a single sensor. That decision has baffled even those who worked on the plane inside a company that has long embraced the need for redundancies.  VIEW Updated

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