Boeing Manager Says He Warned Company Of Problems Months Before 737 Max Crashes | NBC Nightly News

By | December 10, 2019

Boeing Manager Says He Warned Company Of Problems Months Before 737 Max Crashes | NBC Nightly News
Boeing Manager Says He Warned Company Of Problems Months Before 737 Max Crashes | NBC Nightly News
Boeing 737 Max still grounded after two deadly crashes. A whistleblower is going public to NBC Cynthia McFadden saying he warned the company about production problems before those planes went down the last day of Boeing. The day you retired from the military, much of it spent in an airplane at Pierceton, once a commanding officer has a strong sense of Duty. What did you decide to come and talk to us to come and testify later this week in front of Congress in 2008? Pearson went to work for Boeing at their massive plant in Renton Washington for all the companies 737 are built. The 737 was a magnificent airplane, great safety. You work for the company and to be part of the 737 production production of Boeing’s new 737 Max ramped-up, Ed Pearson says he started to see things that alarm. It was just out of control in this ridiculous production schedule into overdrive. He says instead of 47 planes a month 52 or being built, so how much overtime was going on at this point? Did it double you work, 7 days straight, your beat and you’re tired. Many people work weekend after weekend? Is there weren’t enough engineer’s or electricians and some ended up jobs they’d never been trained for a perfect storm for production problems? He says he sent this email to the head of the 737 team in June 2018, expressing his concern that workers were inadvertently embedding safety search into are airplanes. I know how dangerous even a small defect can be to the safety of an airplane. He says he urged the Boeing manager to shut down the factory for a few weeks to straighten things out. We can shut down and then I got mad and said you know I’ve seen military operation shut down for a lot less. Would you use to describe that Factory at that point Andrews unnecessary, taking the necessary risk chaotic four months later, a Lion Air 737 Max crashed killing 189 people on board. When you wrote that first letter that Lion Air plane was on the factory floor was within our production system of the time, I really can’t say, and I don’t know how to describe it – I cried a lot all I got. Maybe I could have done more minutes. Several months he reached out to Boeing CEO and their general counsel, but felt nothing was being done 19 days after sending this letter to the Boeing board. A second 737 Max crashed afterwards. The 737 Max was grounded. Boeing has acknowledged mistakes, including that their anti-stall system contributed to both crashes. Pearson says he doesn’t know of what he witnessed contributed to the crash, but it’s the uncertainty that disturbs him somewhere planning to fly on a 737 leave in the next few weeks. What is Boeing saying about all this 7 max Lee are all grounded. There are more than 6,800 other 737 flying elbowing is pushing back strongly denied saying that the 737 is one of the state. Planes fly and they say, quotes the suggestion by mr. Pearson of a link between his concerns in the recent Max accidents is completely unfounded and they say so far. No investigators have found quote production condition in the factory contributed to the accident light and digital exclusive. Thanks for watching
Speaking out for the first time, Ed Pierson tells NBC News that he tried to sound the alarm over the conditions at the Boeing plant in Reston, where he says a push to increase production of the 737 Max planes created a factory in chaos.
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