Boeing says that the issues with their 737 Max 8 planes were caused by a software glitch - but the real issue is much bigger than that, according to Vox.
Two Boeing 737 Max 8 planes have crashed within the past six months and dozens of pilots have complained about difficulties with flying them. These incidents have led to nearly all of the new 737 planes being grounded. While Boeing has stated that the issues stemmed from a computer bug that has since been patched, there were also a number of other issues that came into play, Vox reported.
The real problem here was that Boeing neglected to make sure that pilots received the proper training necessary to actually fly the new planes. Pilots were led to believe that the 737 Max 8s were functionally the same as their predecessor, the 737-800. That left many pilots unequipped to handle the new planes and avoid the tragic loss of hundreds of lives.
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