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Boeing ex-manager warned of a 'factory in chaos'

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Published on December 11, 2019 - Duration: 01:27s

Boeing ex-manager warned of a 'factory in chaos'

Ed Pierson, a former manager for Boeing, said he warned top executives about poor conditions at the company's Renton, Washington, factory before the fatal crashes of two Boeing 737 MAX planes.

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Boeing ex-manager warned of a 'factory in chaos'

At a hearing before lawmakers, Pierson drew a link between faulty Angle of Attack sensors in two recent 737 MAX crashes that killed 346 people and what he called a โ€œchaotic and alarming stateโ€ inside Boeingโ€™s factory that undermined quality and safety.

โ€œIt is alarming that these sensors failed on multiple flights mere months after the airplanes were manufactured in a factory experiencing frequent wiring problems and functional test issues,โ€ Pierson said.

737 MAX planes have been grounded after an Ethiopian Airlines aircraft fatally crashed earlier this year, just months after the crash of a Lion Air 737 MAX.

The FAA said on Wednesday it was investigating production issues at Boeing Coโ€™s 737 MAX factory.

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