Boeing 737 Max crashes: Things will go wrong when planemaker plays regulator

Two crashes in five months, involving the Boeing 737 Max 8, have raised serious concerns and questions about how planes are made and certified fit to fly.

Last October, 189 people died when a Lion Air plane crashed in Indonesia. Earlier this month, on March 10, another 157 lives were lost when a second B-737 Max crashed in Ethiopia.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 27, 2019, with the headline 'Things will go wrong when planemaker plays regulator'. Subscribe