The real reason Boeing's new plane crashed twice

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  • Published on Apr 15, 2019
  • This isn’t just a computer bug. It’s a scandal.
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    Two Boeing airplanes have fallen out of the air and crashed in the past six months. On the surface, this is a technical failure. But the real story is about a company's desire to beat their rival.
    Read about Boeing's efforts to get the 737 Max reinstated for flight here: www.vox.com/2019/4/5/18296646/boeing-737-max-mcas-software-update
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  • Daveiation Videos
    Daveiation Videos 7 minutes ago

    God bless their souls!

  • M Ean
    M Ean 31 minute ago

    Airbus > Boeing

  • Lysol
    Lysol 8 hours ago

    I'd rather fly on a blimp than on the Boeing 737 Max.

  • Mr Khan
    Mr Khan 8 hours ago

    Guys this is an AMERICAN Company that’s y no further action required if it would be an Asian or even European it would have been seized by now. Shame on you Boeing and USA

  • Mr Khan
    Mr Khan 8 hours ago

    SHAME on you Boeing you have taken 400 innocent lives just because you need more business. SHAME SHAME SHAME

  • MrDokha
    MrDokha 9 hours ago

    Couldn't they of just increased the height of the landing gears to accommodate a bigger Engine? Seems cheaper than adding a fundamentally new software system.

    • M W
      M W 2 hours ago

      For that you need a bigger landing gear. For a bigger landing gear you need a ) certification for safety reasons b) a bigger bay for the now bigger landing gear ( which you also have to certify). But there is no space for a bigger bay, so you have to totaly change the interier of the lower plane. Changing all that means you basicly have to develop a hole new plane, which you also have to certify afterwards. That takes years. But that was exactly what Boeing did not wanted to do. Because that cost plenty plenty of money and time. Time they did not had and money they did not wanted to invest.

  • Putin The Great
    Putin The Great 9 hours ago

    You can't fix unbalanced aerodynamics with an app. 737max8 is a death trap. Never board one.

  • Robert Castle
    Robert Castle 12 hours ago

    This is the only video that tells you the complete truth.

  • Gary Hawkins
    Gary Hawkins 15 hours ago

    At what point in the Ethiopia crash did pilots disable MCAS? It's a simple switch on the console between pilot/co-pilot alone by itself.
    Boeing will have to go a lot further than just less aggressive. Specifically, an uncrashable plane. For example, if a pilot decides to nosedive, can't be done, software takes over and lands the plane automatically at the nearest airport.

  • TheTruth
    TheTruth 18 hours ago +2

    Pilot: you took everything from me
    Mcas: i dont even know who you are

  • Herman A
    Herman A 20 hours ago

    Boeing executives should go to prison.

  • Kunta Wijaya
    Kunta Wijaya 21 hour ago

    The greatest MURICA, Fly with my killing machine!!

  • RKB Kirin
    RKB Kirin 22 hours ago

    Had co-workers who were saying US shouldn't have 'knuckled under pressure from other countries' by finally grounding the 787Max and that all those experts were just causing an unnecessary panic.
    Now that the truth is out, they're the sort who won't remember how wrong they were.

  • Eat Shit
    Eat Shit 23 hours ago

    I always get my reliable news from VOX ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, OK , sarcasm OFF , I can't stop laughing.

  • *
    * Day ago

    Just like the Comet! I don’t think they will recover from this , simply because of the new information we were told on Oct 18th. Proof in a text that they lied to the FAA.
    I was a Flight Attendant for USAir and we had our share of the 737 problems way back then. Like all companies , it’s always about $ and the share holders and having been in the aviation business I had seen my share of corner cutting and frankly feared for my life and decided that after all the years I worked in the sky that it was time to stop, and so I did. I feel absolutely terribly bad for the families as I lost my brother in a terrible accident as well.

  • Aaron Monroe
    Aaron Monroe Day ago

    I don't feel comfortable on Boeing planes. My life is something I can't get back

  • Max Presupp
    Max Presupp Day ago

    Conclusion, if it ain't broke don't fix it.

  • Abhishek
    Abhishek Day ago

    Now i have judgements against boeing.

  • Marios Georgakopoulos

    With BOEING being a U.S.A. bazed company, take legal action and sue the bejesus out of them. They can certainly afford it, they DO have Liability insurance (they are Americans after all....)

  • Youssef el Bouty

    They hide their crimes behind fancy acronyms 'M CAS' !!!

  • War Horse
    War Horse Day ago

    There was a plane crash on my birthday (March 10)

  • Michael Lee
    Michael Lee Day ago

    Never trust Boeing ever. If you ever need to make a choice, just close an eye and buy the Airbus. More than 300 lives gone because of greedy Boeing top management . Btw, are they still around working in Boeing? They are murderers.

  • Justin Smith
    Justin Smith Day ago

    That is not what happened!! Vox is a conspiracy sight. There info is completely wrong . If you have any questions please leave a reply

  • Voss Li
    Voss Li Day ago

    They really shoulda just worked on redesigning the air frame to make the wings a little higher. That way they wouldnt have to flatten out the bottom of the engines either, and pilots would have a little more tolerance room for a bad landing and not have to worry about an engine scraping the ground. Making the plane auto-stall was a dangerous cut-corner solution from the get go. Otherwise, this would have been a great plane. Those engines are amazing. You can't cut corners in this industry guys.

  • Benger2185
    Benger2185 Day ago

    Condolences to the people that died

  • FREE KASMIR SAVE THE WORLD

    in case of break downs or other serious flaws, the control of plane should revert back to the Pilot and co Pilot that's what they are there for, and plane to be repaired after safe landing, not taking over the plane

  • FREE KASMIR SAVE THE WORLD

    DEFECTIVE PLANE DESIGN cant be fixed by software alone

  • Wilfredo Andaluz
    Wilfredo Andaluz 2 days ago

    Condolence to their families. May the Rest in Peace who encountered to this tragic accident in these 2 planes, Amen!

  • NBT 3
    NBT 3 2 days ago

    I thought they turned the mcas back on at an even lower altitude and thus had more confusion with all the alarms and actually thought it wasnt the mcas causing the problem.

  • NBT 3
    NBT 3 2 days ago

    It did mention mcas in the original manuals.

  • NBT 3
    NBT 3 2 days ago

    You nailed this!

  • Epic gamer channel
    Epic gamer channel 2 days ago +9

    Boeing: Am I really going to exploit these people's death for my own gain?
    Boeing: *o f c o u r s e*

  • Vivek J
    Vivek J 2 days ago +3

    Is Boeing going to be sued ? I hope so.

  • Asura Heterodyne
    Asura Heterodyne 2 days ago

    Oh no! A large company decided to put people in danger so that it could make an extra buck? Say it ain't so! This has never happened before, and can't possibly be a systemic problem!
    Clearly, the way our society is set up can't possibly be to blame! It's just a bunch of bad apples. Nothing to see here. Don't look too closely at our society. And for the love of profits, never ever say the word "capitalism".

  • Michael Maylor
    Michael Maylor 2 days ago

    I'm interested..Aside from any computer or manual operation. When did it become normal practice to ever allow the Horizontal Tail Stabilizer Trimming Movement to exceed any influence from the elevators, especially at very low air speed? wow

  • Wilfstor
    Wilfstor 3 days ago

    Why not just do what I do all the time in simple planes. If the center of mass or thrust is off balance. Set the trim tabs to compensate for it.

  • Lolz
    Lolz 3 days ago +2

    People: dead
    Stuff: Alive.

  • India- Pakistan- China Affiars Channel

    Sue Boeing and prosecute the people in Boeing who had given the approval for aircraft clearance.

  • Dragon Grandpa Gamer

    Someone needs to to jail

  • Game Catz
    Game Catz 3 days ago +25

    Apple: SoftwareUpdates makes the phone slower.
    Boeing: SoftwareUpdates makes planes crash

  • Diggity Diggit
    Diggity Diggit 3 days ago +3

    Top managers of Boeing are guilty of 380 counts of manslaughter

  • Diggity Diggit
    Diggity Diggit 3 days ago +1

    Executive pay most important factor in Boeing decisions

  • visho89
    visho89 3 days ago

    Boeing is a great company despite what people say. Everyday Boeing planes carry most of the world's cargo and passengers. What happened with the 737 max reflects the attitude of the leadership at the time this jet was proposed and designed. It would have just been easier to raise the height of the 737, fit larger engines, and increase the passenger capacity and call it something else rather than 737. Probably a new lineup. They spent years testing this aircraft, and something went wrong. When you achieve such a leading position in market share, scrutiny is bound to happen. They will emerge as a much better and ever dominant company from this. People have died, and their value is priceless but we definitely can't roll back time.

  • Bill DeFalco
    Bill DeFalco 3 days ago

    The better trained and much more experienced American pilots flying the 737 Max who encountered the sudden pronounced pitching down of the aircraft were able to quickly identify the cause of the problem as being a malfunctioning autopilot and they took immediate remedial action by disabling the autopilot and taking over manual control of the aircraft. The two 737 Max airliners that crashed as a result of the sudden pronounced pitching down of the aircraft had lesser experienced and much less proficient pilots at the controls.

  • Robert Munawwar
    Robert Munawwar 4 days ago

    Alaska Airlines, flight 261
    Greedy management

  • Robert Munawwar
    Robert Munawwar 4 days ago

    Don't forget to show the shoes at the end , as Ole Dammegard would say. Shoes Shoes and more Shoes. Test Dummies
    So sad.. May those people RIP

  • raka noy
    raka noy 4 days ago +1

    I live in Indonesia and that is scary I don't know that lion like to crasht

  • Antonio Barone
    Antonio Barone 4 days ago

    Captalisms at its best

  • Veeti Vainio
    Veeti Vainio 4 days ago

    I was on one of those planes

  • jean gamer
    jean gamer 4 days ago

    The airbus company is rushing there plane and not teaching the pilot about the mcas and that caused hundreds of lives back then i loved airbus but now i dont think so

  • Sairish Debbarma
    Sairish Debbarma 5 days ago

    Are you aircraft boeing 737-Max engineer? How can you say that there is nothing wrong with the engines?

  • wayne nahuy
    wayne nahuy 5 days ago

    If I put 4 smaller engines on my plane I may have more reserve power and less engine speed overall reducing fuel consumption but I don't have a plane.

  • wayne nahuy
    wayne nahuy 5 days ago

    I expected b s but this was seemingly straight- forward video I guess because I don't really know how this is spun, Perceived or all factual data involved.

  • Hsiao Fhong Tan
    Hsiao Fhong Tan 5 days ago +1

    Why can't the landing gears be made taller?

  • henksuli
    henksuli 5 days ago +2

    Airbus: my engine is bigger
    Boeing: >:(

  • ภูมิยศ ชีพประกิต

    b737 max: starts diving
    everyone on board: we are on search for a penny

  • Fito King
    Fito King 6 days ago

    Before I book my flight, I always make sure is an Airbus.

  • paul jr carty
    paul jr carty 6 days ago

    Pickle forks! Ansi. It looks like the airflow is not optimal, their airframes are deteriorating faster than expected which is a problem averted. How long have the jets been using flight characteristics manipulation software? They should be able to fly the planes without robotic interference. Doesn't the software reduce maneuverability? The plane pitches up, the surfaces compensate, and that's what's putting the extra load on the pickle forks. It's like drive a car with bad tow angle

  • lim eddie
    lim eddie 6 days ago

    For aviation, no shortcut pls.

  • LEGENDARY BUTTER PRO

    Is it just me or is it someone else too

    Boeing 747 max?
    (Its a joke)
    Hope they wont make it