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Flawed analysis, failed oversight: How Boeing and FAA certified the suspect 737 MAX flight control system

A row of Boeing 737 MAXs are parked along Lake Washington behind the 737 plant in Renton.
Photographed on March 13, 2019 209611 209611

Federal Aviation Administration managers pushed its engineers to delegate wide responsibility for assessing the safety of the 737 MAX to Boeing itself. But safety engineers familiar with the documents shared details that show the analysis included crucial flaws.

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