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Resource ID: #28776
Subject: Aerospace Business
Source: Natalie Kitroeff, David Gelles, Jack Nicas, James Glanz, Hiroko Tabuchi, Hannah Beech and Muktita Suhartono, The New York Times
Affiliation: The New York Times
Date: June 1, 2019; March 21, 2019; April 20, 2019; July 27, 2019; November 24, 2019



After the crashes of two Boeing 737 Max jets in less than five months killed 346 people, many news organizations began looking for the causes. Times reporters took a holistic approach, exploring the cascade of failures that led to the two crashes.The investigations by The Times showed that the system governing the aerospace business is fundamentally broken. Boeing managers played down the risks of new and critical anti-stall software known as MCAS. Regulators and lawmakers ceded oversight to the company. Company and airline officials emphasized growth over safety.
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