The real reason Boeing's new plane crashed twice

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  • Vox
    Vox  4 ימים לפני +665

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    • Dexter Francis
      Dexter Francis יום לפני

      +Guinness - I did not say it was solely down to pilot error. It can always be argued that anything should be designed to be so inherently safe that there is no way for the user to ever be injured. One way to accomplish that is to intrinsically limit the behaviors so that they can never cause a serious injury.
      The reason the 737 MAX were grounded is laid out in the FAA Emergency Order. ( In brief, it states that the Acting FAA Administrator determined that there were enough similarities between the Lion Air and Ethiopian Air events to warrant further investigation. of whether there *might* be a shared cause. In other words - they didn't know the cause(s) and felt it was in the best interest of the public to investigate. At this point Boeing has had the chance to look at the data enough to work up a software change to address at least part of the issue.
      As for what the fuss, the Order addresses that as well. The FAA has authority over Design, Manufacturing Operation and Training - any one, or two, or all three of which might have contributed to the problem.
      Are you familiar with the movie "Sully" ?

    • Guinness
      Guinness יום לפני

      Del Dmitrii planes, yes, because pilots are far more highly trained at flying than your average American or Italian driver, planes are far better maintained than average car and the sky is a lot more clear then your average road. So yeah, your average plane is. But not 737 Max's.

    • Guinness
      Guinness יום לפני

      Dexter Francis your understanding of the point i made and of how to argue a point correctly without reverting to a straw man is flawed, as what you say has nothing to do with what I said. But OK genius, if what you say is correct and it is solely down to pilot error, why are all 737 max's grounded and why are Boeing updating their mcats software and training? If there was burning wrong with the owner and the software and the training - why the fuss?

    • Dexter Francis
      Dexter Francis יום לפני

      +Guinness - Your understanding of the certification process is flawed. The plane is not certified to fly safely outside it's placarded limits - which, based on the data in the Preliminary Report - is what the crew did for over three minutes before the crash.

  • Emm Pedno
    Emm Pedno יום לפני

    simple reason: "Made is usa" there' isn't much in the world that's really worth buying that's "made in the usa", it's all crap. Cars? crap. Electronics? focking crap... I'm looking around in my appartment, looking for any yank things... nothing of value.. NOTHING "made in usa" is good.. even people.

  • Dudu Yxl
    Dudu Yxl יום לפני

    Couple hundred ppl died. Who cares? Ppl have no other choice but flying boeing, and make company richer. It is almost like thanking them for causing so many fatalities. And ppl forget, especially if it didn’t happen to their loved ones

  • 45kellygreen
    45kellygreen יום לפני

    Non American pilots just aren't very good either.

  • Glynis Lailann
    Glynis Lailann יום לפני

    "... regulatory safety checks were rushed through." Very sad.

  • jakeb O'Donnell
    jakeb O'Donnell יום לפני

    It's because there nazis

  • Derek C
    Derek C יום לפני

    No one believe this video it’s completely wrong. They don’t even mention the fact that Boeing lift up the whole plane about 10 inches and they make it seem like Boeing took and NG and slaps bigger engines on it and called it good, which is completely inaccurate! MCAS isn’t even a anti stall software that’s just what people call it but it’s not designed to do that but it can help to prevent one if you happen to push the aircrafts flight envelope and require mcas to kick in. It’s really just to make the max handle exactly like an NG for certification purposes. If it wasn’t for that Boeing wouldn’t even need mcas, in fact pilots have tested with it on and with it off and can’t tell the difference. Please do your own research and don’t believe these bias, capitalist hating idiots on vox and others. There just spreading fear while wrapping it in a nice video package.

  • Gaban
    Gaban יום לפני +1

    Great video, appreciate for that.

  • Graham Gillett
    Graham Gillett יום לפני

    Money money money. Amazing what the big corporates think of life

  • ROET
    ROET יום לפני

    😂Stupid americans!

  • Michael Scheerer
    Michael Scheerer יום לפני


  • Poogan123
    Poogan123 יום לפני

    Guess who will walk away scot-free. BOEING....

  • Jim Mooney
    Jim Mooney יום לפני

    It all has to do with Supremacy of the Bean Counters.

  • Brad Armstrong
    Brad Armstrong יום לפני

    Typical for Vox....every mistake they make...."we're only human" but any mistake anyone else makes.."Corporate greed" and "Purveyors of death"!! Look,'s NEVER in the best interest of a corporation (which, by the way, isn't an inanimate's a group of PEOPLE) to knowingly sell faulty planes. Get it through Your thick skulls.....planes the fall from the sky are terrible for business. What kind of idiot actually thinks that they KNOWINGLY put out a plane that would fall from the sky, knowing that it could kill their company??? Self-preservation as an aircraft builder is the greatest motivation to advances in safety and quality control.
    Let me ask all You twits that are criticizing.......did this problem occur and crash any planes during testing and certification??? No. Which means they had no way of knowing that the system would malfunction...and that when it did, that it would crash the plane. If any of the test planes would have had this problem, they would not have received certification.

  • Jim Mooney
    Jim Mooney יום לפני

    About time the truth came out - I'm sick of hearing about "software" IT"S NOT SOFTWARE. Making a plane that can't fly level is like making a car that can't drive straight. Junk the damn things.

  • Yahya Al Shami
    Yahya Al Shami יום לפני


  • JurassicTrance
    JurassicTrance יום לפני

    Interestingly enough, you can never “turn off” the MCAS system. You can simply disable its ability to apply nose down trim by moving the stabilizer trim cutout switches to the “cutout” position. Highly recommend checking out the blancorilio channel for those curious with greater detail.

  • Robert Armstrong
    Robert Armstrong יום לפני

    VOX= all drama very few facts.

  • right spyder
    right spyder יום לפני

    Whoever is responsible for choosing the background music, does a pretty incredible job (same goes for all vox's series too)

  • Tom Scott
    Tom Scott יום לפני

    This, coming from an idiot on you tube. All of a sudden he's an expert. Boosting your ratings by deceiving viewers? Go back and get a real job. Of wait, you have no real world job skills.

  • Carlos Eliezer Hernandez Pintor

    Amazing video, and very sad too...

  • BSPBuilder
    BSPBuilder יום לפני

    I lost it when I saw the hello kitty wallet.

  • Daniel Lantos
    Daniel Lantos יום לפני

    In Romania, an American soldier killed a person while driving drunk guess what he is free in the USA. You can do anything you want as long as you are American. Look what they did in the middle east and they complain about terrorism?

  • Frugal Fishing Fundamentals
    Frugal Fishing Fundamentals יום לפני +1

    Idiots. ..... A software patch to cover a mechanical patch?? Cmon guys. Boeing, fire ALL your engineers who have never built and flown model aircraft. Then out of those, fire ALL who have never pulled/installed an engine. Then we might get a decent plane again.

  • mr. mr.
    mr. mr. יום לפני

    Wow, a really good video, why don’t you do this for your political videos Vox??

  • Zagan Volac
    Zagan Volac יום לפני

    the design of a plane itself is very poor. what d you expect?

  • Alexis Tosta
    Alexis Tosta יום לפני

    "The love for money is the root of all problems"..

  • Chris Pfeif555
    Chris Pfeif555 יום לפני

    where is the big red button in the cockpit for absolute manual control?

  • Mark Chaplin
    Mark Chaplin יום לפני +1

    I don't have confidence in software 'operating as designed'. Sooner or later computers and software go wrong. Of course there is an important role to play for computers and technology, but I would feel much safer on a plane where the pilot can ultimately hit the 'off' button and just fly the aircraft.

  • Mooktadir A
    Mooktadir A יום לפני


  • Ian Y
    Ian Y יום לפני

    Thanks for this explanation which was clear. Boeing however have a lot of explaining to do.

  • NCPPGpilot
    NCPPGpilot יום לפני

    Any 'system' that takes absolute control away from the pilot, is a bad system.

  • Srinath Sudharsan
    Srinath Sudharsan יום לפני +1

    I'm so depressed. Why are these American companies running towards the goddamn money over people's lives!
    We saw Facebook selling personal data for millions of dollars. And now Boeing murdered almost 400 lives! My God!
    Why the hell did they do it even if they know it's gonna fail? Is it a big deal for Boeing engineers to design a new plane as a rival for the A320neo!!!?? This is atrocious! How crooked Boeing officials should be to ultimately risk the lives of people for their new crappy design and a crappy failure MCAS software? Above all, they didn't even tell about the goddamn MCAS to the pilots and deliberately lied to them about 737 Max 8 as a "completely same version of the former 737"!!! All for money? Boeing better realise, they are nothing better an bunch of filthy maggots that feed on the dead.

  • aurelio milaor cabal
    aurelio milaor cabal יום לפני

    What Boeng did is something short of criminal , actually correct that! ,they are CRIMINALS!, ,and after the first crash should have grounded the fleet, but they had the almighty $$$$$$$$$$ to chase, the rest is history

  • drtee51
    drtee51 יום לפני

    Sounds like something those Boeing money-grubbers would do. Profits before human lives. Yep.

  • Himmat Badal
    Himmat Badal יום לפני

    They should put the owner of Boeing with his family in 737 max and switch on the MCAS and let them enjoy

  • Lanky Kong
    Lanky Kong יום לפני

    If you listen carefully you can hear the narrator getting buttfucked in the background.

  • 808JOKER
    808JOKER יום לפני

    No more fly with Boeing, rise of Airbus

  • Swapnil Renushe
    Swapnil Renushe יום לפני

    So, even if the MCAS system is disabled by pilots, the plane can still stall, which was countered by the MCAS. Isn't it design issue, and mere software update is useless?

  • Mark Freedman
    Mark Freedman יום לפני

    Wow! No kidding! Didn’t know pilots complained about it. If Boeing and the FAA do not completely handle this intelligently, Boeing will end up on the auction block. The FAA needs a rework. Come to think of it, the person(s) at Boeing responsible for hiding this information should immediately be sacked and criminally charged. No severance package. Ask the execs at Boeing if they would fly in a 737 Max.

  • zondaintheair
    zondaintheair יום לפני

    Sounds like murder.

  • Jeff Hirata
    Jeff Hirata יום לפני

    damn :(

  • Dimi M
    Dimi M יום לפני

    Yeah, who cares about people when you can make more and more money?

  • Achille GENET
    Achille GENET יום לפני

    Shame on Boeing for that...

  • News Boosters
    News Boosters יום לפני

    the business of america is business - they will do anything for a few dollars more.

  • Benjamin Patrick
    Benjamin Patrick יום לפני

    The ultimate problem.
    Machine over man.
    Today's airplanes use a concept called Gly-By-Wire. The pilot's controlls are not mechanically connected to the control surfaces. (Rudder, elevatots, alerons, and flaps) It is all up to the computer to interpret the input from the pilot's controls. Then it decides how to move the flaps, rudder, etc ...
    That means the computer has the final say. Not the human.
    Blame bad software/software training, profit hunting execs, etc ...
    Ultimately the problem lay with one concept. Machine over Man. A machine should never have the last word. Human's are far from infallible. But machines lack common sense. If. A human has a self-preservation instinct. One that can not be overriden. Not w/o a highly purposeful will to die.
    No machine has this. They can be programmed to mimic it. To fake it. But a machine simply does not have it.

  • spatsky
    spatsky יום לפני

    The FAA allowed Boeing to enter this aircraft in civil aviation. If you wondered about that... imagine what the politicians did with the F-14s and the F-16. Practically all the aircraft owned by McDonnell Douglass which are now owned by Boeing had a free pass.
    If you think that having a software correct the flight data to keep an old 737 competitive with the A380, imagine why the F-14s and F-16s are no longer serviceable. We sacrifice human lives civilly as well as in the military so that Boeing stays afloat.
    Practically the loosing designs during the 60s and 70s for the Navy and Air Force won out all because Boeing needs to make money.

  • Dxrrell Mxller
    Dxrrell Mxller יום לפני

    Lies they crashed bc there were a few VERY important personnel on board.

  • Sam Johnson
    Sam Johnson יום לפני

    Company puts profits over human life. Shock.

  • Vincent F Yue
    Vincent F Yue יום לפני

    its murder , much worse than volkswagen, the ceo, managers and FAA should be prosecuted, charged. Will you do it, mighty united states?

  • alooga555
    alooga555 יום לפני

    Part of the blame also goes to Southwest Airlines, the largest operator of the 737 series, because they insisted on maintaining fleet commonality and aircraft performance.

  • Strains
    Strains יום לפני

    Vox sucks.

  • the0whilest0man
    the0whilest0man יום לפני

    All those criticising Boeing for endangering people’s lives- if you’ve ever flown on a budget airline then you have contributed to the culture that caused this problem. Easy to blame a big company that is just responding to market demand.

  • Earl Armstrong
    Earl Armstrong יום לפני

    Let the pilots pilot the plane. Remove the damn MCAS system its unnecessary if you have trained pilots.

  • George Perry
    George Perry יום לפני

    You clearly don't have a clue what you're talking about and obviously know very little about airplanes and how they fly. These planes crashed because the MCAS software "thought" the wing of the aircraft was reaching a critical angle of attack--or an imminent stall--and as any neophyte pilot could tell you a too high nose angle can cause the wing to stall and thus will drop the nose. While stalls occur in any attitude the most common is an "approach stall" or more simply the nose was too high and or the airspeed was too low. This is countered by dropping the nose and building airspeed over the wing which keeps it flying. The problem with the 737 Max was that the software thought--even though the plane was in level flight--that the nose was too high and was on the verge of a stall and thus pushed the nose down in an effort to prevent the perceived stall. Instead of the pilots over riding the system and shutting it off they let the software continue to fly the plane and went into a dive. The black boxes of the second aircraft crash confirm that the pilots had indeed shut the system off but for some inexplicable reason turned it back on again further exacerbating the problem and ultimately leading to the crash. You really shouldn't be doing a half assed analysis without the proper training to understand aircraft flight and concepts such as phugoid stability. I just hope the good people reading this and watching your video will see the real truth as to what happened and not believe this drivel.

  • The Majestic Manatee
    The Majestic Manatee יום לפני

    so the reason was capitalism? suprise surprise!

  • gemgal68
    gemgal68 יום לפני

    I feel that for any machine, any change in possible effects on safety, regardless of how possible the change is, ought to be given the highlight in their change fan-outs & also the steps to take to overcome the possible I'll effects. Especially so when the machine is used as a mode of public transport and lives of hundreds of people being at stake... It is s a glaring mistake on the part of Boeing not to fan-out this aspect and also not putting the requirement of actual re-training or re-certification when such major behavioural change in the plane will take place.

  • OkiDokiCody
    OkiDokiCody יום לפני

    Instead of a software update. Take it out completely. Just because its happened once doesnt mean it can be resolved by an update. The update could potentially create another problem. They should remodel it.

  • Alex NutCasio
    Alex NutCasio יום לפני +1

    Vox, are you telling the whole story? Apparently, the pilot in charge of Ethiopian airline turned the MCAS back on after initially turning it off and fighting for control

  • Tristan Anderson
    Tristan Anderson יום לפני

    What about self certification of safety tests, that the FAA allowed? This is not a Boeing problem it's a US problem.

  • DarkLevis
    DarkLevis יום לפני

    Boeing and FAA did nothing more or less then murdered people! This can't be called a design flaw, it was a deliberate act.
    Also great video!

  • Joel Thompson
    Joel Thompson יום לפני

    I was disappointed with this video. It did NOT explain WHY moving the engine up, and FORWARD (information left out of this video), causes the nose to go up. Moving two heavy engines up, and forward, will change the center of gravity (CG). Most likely, the CG moves up and forward. So, the thrust line, which is now closer in vertical separation from the CG, and should have less impact on nose lift - unless the thrust line is not horizontal! If the thrust line is tilted down, i.e. the thrust coming out of the rear of the engine, point slightly towards the ground, that could cause a nose up condition under full throttle. At least, that is how I see the problem. If I am wrong, please correct me.

  • KMcirca82
    KMcirca82 יום לפני

    criminal negligence. stop letting corporations get over on people. boycott the max

  • 3rik R Vargas
    3rik R Vargas יום לפני

    It's very irresponsible to give final conclusions about an aerial accident by considering ILclip videos instead of a criminal investigation. This channel shall be banned!

  • Andrew Elwood
    Andrew Elwood יום לפני

    Nice work, very informative.

  • TheGranicd
    TheGranicd יום לפני

    Maybe they should have made landing gears longer and then engine wouldn`t have problems fitting. Would make it more costly tho.

  • Zero Hour
    Zero Hour יום לפני

    they didnt pay the mafia tax

  • Phurich Siri.
    Phurich Siri. יום לפני

    Defects in car production also cause a lot of casualty every year. However, it seems no one cares about it. Every one reacts so slow comparing to aviation industry.

  • Jason Shintani
    Jason Shintani יום לפני

    Even the 737-800s have engines that are much further forward and higher than the original 737s of the 1960's. Image search "1967 737" and you'll see the pencil-like engines tucked fully under the wing.

  • Robin durai
    Robin durai יום לפני

    Human life is less worth than profits for Boeing..:(

  • Brandon McLean
    Brandon McLean יום לפני

    Boeing did too many work arounds to get this plane off the ground. Instead of raising the plane and keeping the engine in the correct placement. Disgusting Boeing. I will never get on a plane that needs software to fix a "work around" issue. They did the same crap with the Dreamliner. Took a bunch of parts from different countrys that didn't match then put it together with work arounds. I will only book a flight with Airbus's from now on.

  • s00s
    s00s יום לפני

    Southwest didn't even ground their fleet. I just got back from the airport after a trip on one of them. The whole time the engine was sputtering and constantly making high pitched shrieks and then going really quiet, over and over again, as well as sudden small turns, which were immediately negated with a manual turn in the other direction. Never flying Southwest again. Corporate scum

  • Patrick Butler
    Patrick Butler יום לפני

    that’s why ya don’t let folks who live in mud huts fly jets

  • Juan S
    Juan S יום לפני

    From th DC 10 Flying Coffin to the NEW & Improved Flying Coffin BOEING 737 MAX. History means NOTHING to these GREEDY BASTARDS..Jut look at the Old FORD PINTO etc, etc, etc, etc.

  • Yaakov Kahn
    Yaakov Kahn יום לפני

    Umm if the whole problem was that the plane was too low to the ground, maybe invest in larger wheels.....

  • Jslayallday92 S
    Jslayallday92 S יום לפני

    It’s important to recognize that most products, especially technologically advanced ones require multiple components and instruments that simply aren’t available in one place. Materials for production are sourced from all over the world. Assembly is made in stages and in different locations during the manufacturing process. All businesses practice this. This why it’s also difficult to pinpoint who is responsible for the tragic accident where people lost their lives because the parts making up the plane are from many different sources. I’m curious to why the MCAST wasn’t just turned off at the moment they lost control or just switch to manual? How much time was there between take off and it’s last communication before plummeting in the Java sea?

  • Official kingawesome113
    Official kingawesome113 יום לפני

    I would've lifted the plane a bit higher.

  • Anshul Johri
    Anshul Johri יום לפני

    Lion air (JT 610) captain and main pilot Bhavye Suneja was my friend & neighbor. This video reminds of him again, takes me into deep silence and makes me think of how these big billionaires (better to call them white-collar murderers) are playing with the lives of innocent people just for few more billions.

  • Random NPC
    Random NPC יום לפני

    All i need to know without watching this.. Anti stall system is activated (automatically)

  • Abodunrin Oluwafemi
    Abodunrin Oluwafemi יום לפני

    Sue Boeing

  • Projectheureka
    Projectheureka יום לפני +1

    Ummm.... For starters: in many U.S. right-wing states you have the legal rights to pursue and shoot ANYONE who pose a "perceived threat" to your life, rights, family and properties.
    That American vigilante law, FYI, does not exclude the shooting of the corrupt richs nor corrupt Executives who are knowingly mass murdering people, be their names BOEING or Perdue Pharma or even Mark Zuckerberg for that matter
    Achtung: I'm NOT suggesting hat ANYONE should go out and shoot corrupt Executives who hideously murder people, such as Zucks and the Perdue Pharma billionaires, for profits, but factually based on the U.Constitution's right to self-defense ALL U.S. Americans citizens do have that theoretical right to Stand Your Grounds even against mega Corporate billionaires.
    Until theory meets and becomes the common practise, you never know your real rights as a People nor as an individual.
    Carpe Diem, Americans and all of you childishly naive Earth' inhabitants!
    Godless Best,
    Projectheureka LLC

  • E
    E יום לפני

    Boeing is murder at this point

  • Irfan Prabowo
    Irfan Prabowo יום לפני +1

    My wife's bestfriend was on that plane (Lion Air). We don't need new software and training, we need justice.

  • Des
    Des יום לפני

    I wouldn't fly in one of those now. Software update or not. Patches are fine for an iPhone or something non life critical, but for a jet.....

  • HighHeidYin
    HighHeidYin יום לפני

    Sooooo..Am I supposed to be worried next time I fly? because the chances of flying with a 737 Max could be likely? or have they all been grounded and I've got nothing to worry about

  • imran shaikh
    imran shaikh יום לפני

    Never trust money minded company they just play people emotion and their loved one never come back

  • Evans O
    Evans O יום לפני

    If only Boeing put people before profits...

  • ft55555
    ft55555 יום לפני

    Why ground the planes? Just let free market capitalism do its thing so that libertarians can get $25 flights on empty 737 Maxes.

  • Joel Chia
    Joel Chia יום לפני


  • Kent Yang
    Kent Yang יום לפני

    This was so educational. Thank you for doing the research !

  • Ahsan Arshad
    Ahsan Arshad יום לפני

    Instead of redesigning they put some fixes to compete ... absolutely disastorous....these guys should be in jail and sorry but ask them to redesign their plane..... don't need to put another fix

  • Robert Lee
    Robert Lee יום לפני

    You have to be able to overide the system. No red guarded kill switch ??

  • Mickey Lewin
    Mickey Lewin יום לפני

    Money changes everything.

  • ali khazravi
    ali khazravi יום לפני

    Beautifully edited and very well related, thanks god they cancel the Iranians order for it.

  • Rich Trost
    Rich Trost יום לפני

    What bothers me is that MCAS depended on a single angle of attack sensor unless you paid extra for input from both. This strikes me as a major blunder where redundancy is a usually expected norm.

  • FRFM00
    FRFM00 יום לפני

    Satanic ritual, nothing more nothing less and no two ways about it.

  • Carl Rhode
    Carl Rhode יום לפני +2

    This video is not the full truth! Boeing has raised the aircraft as well to accommodate the new engines. Please note that this is not a profit scandal. Boeing has made economy their philosophy. Planes like the 787 and 747-8 show this. What they made was a much needed update to the world's most famous airplane. Surely they also attempted to make the plane safer as well. A plane crash can destroy a company completely. Do you really think Boeing would be stupid enough to release an aircraft that they know would crash? This was an accident. Emphasis on the word "accident". Thank you.

  • Adrian Cheung
    Adrian Cheung יום לפני

    This is what happened when there is a competition and money is involve, and playing with innocent lives.

  • Mary Rafuse
    Mary Rafuse יום לפני

    Money and market share over safety. Way to go Boeing!

  • trident3b
    trident3b יום לפני

    silly question if i may... but why didn't boeing simply make the landing gear longer/higher (just like the AB)?? That would have raised the aircraft to the Airbus height. It can't be that expensive or difficult to enlarge the undercarriage, surely?
    Also, the americans are so quick to issue draconian sentences for things far less than this, but Boeing gets, and will get, away with it. Oh but we must get people like assange who expose extreme and deliberate atrocities, even with the threat of death for exposing others committing such heinous crimes.... and with this almost 400 people with little kids all stuck in a fuselage sent to their deaths, those responsible for that will get off scot-free.