WaPo: Boeing detects second software issue in 737 MAX
The Washington Post reports Boeing is admitting to a second software problem that the Federal Aviation Administration is asking it to fix on its embattled 737 MAX jets.
The second problem concerns the flaps and other flight-control hardware.
Two officials familiar with the probe told the newspaper that the problem is critical to flight safety.
The report comes after Boeing’s CEO released a statement Thursday, acknowledging a dangerous problem with the 737 MAX 8’s automated flight control systems.
Dennis Muilenburg’s comments came on the same day as the release of a preliminary report into the crash of Ethopian Airlines Flight 302.
According to the report, the pilots struggled for the entire six minutes of the ill-fated flight as the anti-stall system forced the nose of the plane down four times.
In the end, the plane went into a steep dive and crashed, killing 157 people.
Months earlier, a Boeing 737 MAX 8 crash in Indonesia killed everyone onboard.