- Jul 5, 2009
Key previous source: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/01/business/boeing-737-max-crash.htmlFormer Boeing official subpoenaed in 737 MAX probe won’t turn over documents, citing Fifth Amendment protection - The Seattle Times
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On March 30, 2016, Mark Forkner, the Max’s chief technical pilot, sent an email to senior F.A.A. officials with a seemingly innocuous request: Would it be O.K. to remove MCAS from the pilot’s manual?
The officials, who helped determine pilot training needs, had been briefed on the original version of MCAS months earlier. Mr. Forkner and Boeing never mentioned to them that MCAS was in the midst of an overhaul, according to the three F.A.A. officials.
Under the impression that the system was relatively benign and rarely used, the F.A.A. eventually approved Mr. Forkner’s request, the three officials said.