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FAA Had Flagged Critical Sensor In Boeing 737 MAX Over 200 Times

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Published on May 1, 2019 - Duration: 00:58s

FAA Had Flagged Critical Sensor In Boeing 737 MAX Over 200 Times

A widely-used sensor that malfunctioned in two fatal Boeing 737 Max crashes has been flagged to the FAA more than 200 times since 2004, a CNN analysis found.

Business INsider reports 216 incident reports outlined cases where the angle of attack sensor β€” which measures a plane's orientation in the sky β€” failed or had to be replaced or fixed.

About one fifth of those incidents involved Boeing aircraft.

Boeing received instructions about the sensor from the FAA and may have been aware of the issue but did not run a test flight with a malfunctioning sensor, .

Experts also criticized the design of the 737 Max for relying on just one sensor, though Boeing said it was "considered acceptable in such cases by our industry."

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