Ex-senior Boeing manager warns flyers to avoid 737 MAX 9 jets: ‘I would absolutely not fly a MAX airplane’
Former high-level Boeing managers and engineers have issued startling warnings for flyers to avoid the airplane giant’s troubled 737 MAX 9 jets as the model once again takes to the skies.
“I would absolutely not fly a MAX airplane,” one-time senior Boeing manager Ed Pierson bluntly told the Los Angeles Times of the model that recently saw a door plug blow out in midair on an Alaska Airlines flight.
“I’ve worked in the factory where they were built, and I saw the pressure employees were under to rush th“I would tell everyone, really.”AA), gave a similar warning, saying it was “premature” for airlines, including Alaska, to have resumed flying the jets.
“I would tell my family to avoid the MAX,” Jacobsen told the LA Times, claiming that his time at the company made him realize that profits were prioritized over quality control.
“I would tell everyone, really.”
Boeing’s planes were temporarily grounded for a federal inspection earlier this month after an Alaska Airlines plane was forced to make an emergency landing when a section blew out in mid-flight — whipping the shirt off a young passenger.