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Ex-Boeing Manager Says He ‘Would Absolutely Not Fly a Max Airplane’ After Working in Factory

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Former Boeing employees have raised concerns about the safety of the 737 Max, which recently returned to service after a grounding.

They expressed reservations about boarding the aircraft due to their firsthand knowledge of the production process and safety concerns.

Former Boeing senior manager Ed Pierson, said, “I would absolutely not fly a Max airplane.”

“I’ve worked in the factory where they were built, and I saw the pressure employees were under to rush the planes out the door,” he continued.

“I tried to get them to shut down before the first crash,” he added.

Former Boeing and FAA engineer Joe Jacobsen, said, “I would tell my family to avoid the Max. I would tell everyone, really.”

Despite the FAA and other regulatory agencies clearing the plane for flight, the former employees believe it poses risks to public safety.

The 737 Max was involved in two fatal crashes in 2018 and 2019, leading to heightened scrutiny and ongoing debate about its safety.

Boeing wrote in a statement, “Engineers, scientists, researchers, mechanics, pilots and line pilots engaged in a thorough process that involved hundreds of thousands of hours and more than a thousand test and check flights.”

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