Safety board: Boeing should reconsider pilots’ response time

DAVID KOENIG and TOM KRISHER AP Business Writers Pilots flying the two Boeing 737 Max jets that crashed in the past year were bombarded by multiple warnings that the flights were going dangerously wrong. Boeing has said the pilots should have been able to swiftly diagnose the problem and follow a longstanding procedure to fix it. But a report Thursday from federal accident investigators questions whether Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration underestimated how a blizzard of visual and auditory warnings would slow the pilots' ability to respond quickly enough to avoid disaster. The National Transportation Safety Board issued seven recommendations stemming from its role as an adviser to investigations of the crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia, which together killed 346 people.
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