OTTAWA, In poor health. — Households of Canadians killed within the Boeing 737 Max crash say the airplane stays unsafe and will keep grounded, regardless of being cleared for takeoff by regulators in the USA.
Paul Njoroge, whose spouse, three kids and mother-in-law died within the March 2019 crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, instructed the Home of Commons transport committee Tuesday the plane continues to be “unstable.”
He and Chris Moore, whose daughter was among the many 18 Canadian residents who misplaced their lives, are calling for an unbiased inquiry into Transport Canada’s validation of Boeing‘s best-selling airplane.
Moore says Canadians should know why Transport Canada didn’t take motion even after issuing a letter of concern earlier than the crash in regards to the Max airplane’s anti-stall system, which security regulators have mentioned U.S. authorities didn’t correctly evaluation.
Transport Canada mentioned final week its recertification requirements for the Max eight diverge from these of U.S. regulators, together with added procedures on the flight deck and variations in pilot coaching.
The Max planes have been grounded since March 2019 after the lethal crashes of a Lion Air flight close to Jakarta in October 2018 and the Ethiopian Airlines flight lower than 5 months later.
This report by The Canadian Press was first printed Nov. 24, 2020.
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