Internal messages reveal Boeing worker wouldn’t let his family on 737 MAX

The Boeing 737 MAX was mocked by an employee as being “designed by clowns” more than a year before the first of two fatal air crashes, it has emerged.

The disparaging comment was contained in hundreds of internal messages released by Boeing, which also revealed attempts by staff to dodge regulatory scrutiny of the development of the aircraft.

In another exchange, an employee told a colleague he would not let his family fly on a 737 Max.

The crash site is being carefully searched
Image:The Ethiopian Airlines crash in March 2019 came just five months after the Lion Air disaster in October 2018

The aircraft has been grounded since last March after an Ethiopian Airlines plane came downoutside Addis Ababa, just five months after a similar Lion Air crashin Indonesia.

The two disasters claimed 346 lives.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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