Boeing CEO has accepted the blame for two plane crashes. On April 4th, the Boeing CEO officially apologized for the 737 MAX fatal crashes in a video message.
He said, “We at Boeing are sorry for the lives lost in the recent 737 MAX accidents.”
In the video message he said, “We at Boeing are sorry for the lives lost in the recent 737 accidents and are relentlessly focused on safety to ensure tragedies like this never happen again.
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Furthermore he said, “These tragedies continue to weigh heavily on our hearts and minds, and we extend our sympathies to the loved ones of the passengers and crew on board Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302. I cannot remember a more heart-wrenching time in my career with this great company.”
The preliminary report by Ethiopia after the incident revealed that the pilots did follow the Emergency procedures, they were completely certified and professional.
The Captain and first officer spent around 6 minutes fighting the anti-stall MCAS function of the flight computer. Just after 2 minutes of takeoff one of the “angles of attack” started giving wrong information to flight computer thus activating the MCAS.
It is pertinent to mention here that the crashes occurred on 29th October 2018 and 10th March 2019. Both the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft flight and Boeing 737 MAX aircraft flight crashed with no survivors.