Boeing 737 Max 8 (2).docx - Boeing 737 Max 8 1 Factual Summary(40 words Two crashes of brand new Boeing 737 MAX 8s fitted with new automated piloting

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Boeing 737 Max 8 1. Factual Summary ( 40 words) Two crashes of brand new Boeing 737 MAX 8s fitted with new automated piloting systems (MCAS) occurred on October 28, 2018 (Lion Air) and on March 10, 2019 (Ethiopian Airlines). In total, 330 passengers and 16 crewmembers lost their lives. 2. Alleged Failure ( 50 words) It is alleged that the MCAS system was itself faulty and it required both a larger engine its different placement, which improperly lowered the plane’s angle. The pilots were not able to compensate for the change nor disable the system, so they could not raise the nose of the plane. 3. What tort(s) are potentially applicable in this situation? ( 50 words) The tort of negligence is potentially applicable. It involves the failure by a person to act with the required standard of care, causing harm that was foreseeable. Here there was arguably a failure to appreciate shortcomings with the system, a failure to properly inspect planes, and deficiencies in pilot training.
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