Dennis Muilenburg, the CEO of Boeing, resigned Monday morning after a string of malfunctions in Boeing’s 737 Max airliner led to the worst year on record for the plane-maker.
Boeing has struggled to rectify issues related to its 737 Max, which President Trump grounded in March after two crashes took the lives of more than 300 people. The House Transportation Committee recently revealed a 2015 document that showed Boeing engineers worrying about the safety of the anti-stall mechanism in the 737 Max planes.
A default in the anti-stalling mechanism caused the plane’s computer to cause the planes to nose-dive at high speeds. In early 2019, 189 people died on a Lion Air flight in Indonesia, and another 157 people were killed on an Ethiopian Airlines flight. Both were 737 Max planes, and the anti-stalling mechanism was later found to be at fault for the wreckage.
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