The real reason Boeing's new plane crashed twice

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  • Sharif Ul Alam
    Sharif Ul Alam 10 godzin temu

    so, you are saying that the planes were crushed on the pilots' first flights? If not, then they should be used to with the new technology (you've mentioned)!

  • Air Raid
    Air Raid 10 godzin temu

    this is what happens when u put something to early on the market without testing it out enough. and all those dead people only because of money and the wish of being better than someone else

  • enigma mist
    enigma mist 11 godzin temu

    Capitalism needs control. It has gone too far.

  • Uday Puranik
    Uday Puranik 12 godzin temu

    In that case why did Dassault Falcon, Cessna Citation, Fokker and other similar models which had fuselage mounted engines which were clearly above the wings never had such a problem?

  • BrainStem Recruiter
    BrainStem Recruiter 12 godzin temu

    Next time make the landing gear taller.

    DJ DA VINCI 13 godzin temu

    Lawsuit of the century. 💰

  • Raymond Hydes
    Raymond Hydes 13 godzin temu


  • Michael Randlöv
    Michael Randlöv 13 godzin temu

    Very Good video,thankyou. It's really hard to understand why Boeing did'nt just extended the landinggears so that they could make room för the New engines

  • Nick Finan
    Nick Finan 13 godzin temu

    So Boeing completely changed the aerodynamics of the 737 but said it was the same as previous models? Who took care of the certification? Oh Boeing did!!! Says it all. So the Boeing 737 Max is an UNCERTIFIED aircraft essentially.

  • Aaron Simpson-Bean
    Aaron Simpson-Bean 14 godzin temu

    Did anyone see the 787: Broken Dreams documentary? Now the flawed design of the 737... Boeing is compromising safety for capital!

  • Marco Santos
    Marco Santos 14 godzin temu

    Problem here was that accidents werent in America with americans dying cause of it, so it must likely is gonna "slide" and wont impact the company as it should, because there should be real legal and financial backlash to boeing so they would learn the lesson wich they wont. But in all at least Airbus is now ahead and will continue to be cause of this stupid things, only problem is that more ppl are gonna die from decisions like this cause of inaction by authorities towards boeing. Finally it really stuns me how this sort of stuff is still possible to happen this days, and how companies still buy faulty equipment...

  • john adams
    john adams 15 godzin temu

    Profits Vs. People. No contest.

  • GK Fujiwara Esquibel
    GK Fujiwara Esquibel 15 godzin temu

    They (Boeing) Should Have Raised The Ground Level Of Their Planes A Bit Higher.

    But Nope. They Had To Raise The Engine Higher On The Wing, Which Made It Have A Side Effect. #YouHadOneJob

  • Tony Born
    Tony Born 16 godzin temu +2

    This is not actually correct, showing a fair amount of ignorance of Theory of Flight. The engines on the 737 Max being mounted higher would actually REDUCE the thrust - drag couple, not increase it. ALL aircraft with under-wing engines will tend to pitch up when power is applied and vice-versa. Also, aircraft have been fitted with anti-stall devices for at least 40 years. They will first give a "Stick Shake" warning to the pilots that the angle of attack is approaching a critical amount - then as a last resort the stick is pulled out of the pilot's hands and moved fully forward to un-stall the aircraft. BUT, like all systems, it can go wrong. What IS different, and what went wrong here, is that in most aircraft there is a simple and quick way to completely disengage the anti-stall system. THIS was the problem with the crashes, the pilots couldn't do that.

  • jp
    jp 17 godzin temu

    I am afraid this business is typical of many large American companies. Nestle - look at what the promised when they took over Cadbury's, now it's just a shadow of what it was. All they really wanted was the name. I'll never knowingly buy anything made by Nestle. God Bless America, more like God Help America. Pure GREED - at ANY cost.

  • TheArthurkan
    TheArthurkan 17 godzin temu

    And no one is held accountable

    ARVID LYSTNUR 17 godzin temu

    This report is faulty.
    By putting the larger engines up and forwards, the plane initially dove downward, then when redesigned it had a tendency to climb to steeply, bringing a greater chance of stall, thus the FAULTY MCAS system was a poorly engineered fix!
    The MCAS system CANNOT be shutdown without shutting off the power assisting TRIM Control.
    To level the plane the pilots must adjust the trim and the manual process takes to long.
    Two solutions.
    Redesign the plane so that it flys properly without assistance! (Yes expensive)
    Put a G****M override switch on the G****M MCAS system! (Probably already done)

  • Rick Nieuwland
    Rick Nieuwland 17 godzin temu

    so this is how you make money by LYING to millions of people. the official report are not done and you claim to have found a problem.

  • Ultra Mega
    Ultra Mega 17 godzin temu

    they couldn't just make the planes taller?....

  • Baconator Aviator
    Baconator Aviator 18 godzin temu

    You can’t just assume it was the MCAS entirely. The report has not been released yet... making this whole video essentially clickbait.

  • Bobby Rock
    Bobby Rock 19 godzin temu

    Greed.....the curse of man.

  • Dream Diction
    Dream Diction 19 godzin temu

    Nothing crashed at Shanksville.

  • Juckt Nicht
    Juckt Nicht 21 godzinę temu

    the rush for profits in capitalism claims these deaths

  • lunt banzi
    lunt banzi 21 godzinę temu

    This dumbass they moved it forward not up

  • MR shooter 10725
    MR shooter 10725 21 godzinę temu

    I trust Airbus and JetBlue better because they have better safer machines than Boeing

    ZIUKH 21 godzinę temu

    Incredible. That many people died just so that a company wouldn't fall behind another.

  • Mat A
    Mat A 21 godzinę temu

    "Nearly every 737 Neo has been grounded?" . nearly??

  • Indra Niptama
    Indra Niptama 22 godzin temu

    so it's true when the CEO of LION AIR said they are only dollars in front of Boeing Company. how Boeing company take responsibility for hundreds of people who died inside their planes?

  • Ly Ralei
    Ly Ralei 22 godzin temu

    This could've been avoided if:
    1. They told the pilots about the MCAS for them to train more on how to control the plane and not fighting the MCAS functions.
    2. If they didn't say that the new plane behaves like the previous one even if it doesn't because of the f*cking MCAS. They are more worried on how the buyers will compare both planes and ofcourse, people will tend to pick the one that is better but feels like the previous version like the A320NEO.
    3. If they didn't rush things out and have a detailed plan and gave more time to learn all about the errors that the new plane is producing.

  • Ly Ralei
    Ly Ralei 22 godzin temu

    This could've been avoided if:
    1. They told the pilots about the MCAS for them to train more on how to control the plane and not fighting the MCAS functions.
    2. If they didn't say that the new plane behaves like the previous one even if it doesn't because of the f*cking MCAS. They are more worried on how the buyers will compare both planes and ofcourse, people will tend to pick the one that is better but feels like the previous version like the A320NEO.
    3. If they didn't rush things out and have a detailed plan and gave more time to learn all about the errors that the new plane is producing.

  • Peter1x2y
    Peter1x2y 22 godzin temu +1

    *Two questions: what does Boing pay per killed passenger,*
    *and where starts the next 737 max ?*

  • Virus Remover Expert
    Virus Remover Expert 23 godzin temu

    Boeing, please take your supporters a free ride on your test flights.

  • Diesel Beasty
    Diesel Beasty 23 godzin temu +1

    Boeing needs to pay for their corporate greed. the decision makers who pushed this model to production needs to be punished severely along with FAA personnel who certified it. Alas it's too late for the 370 souls who left earth . We the people of the world are so ignorant of how corporates use us as guinea pigs and thinks of the common man as cattle for them to herd and misuse to earn more money and power. How much is never is enough...basic nature of humans.

  • John Mackintosh
    John Mackintosh Dzień temu

    Not the first time boeing cut corners,read about engineers getting the sack over safety fears on the Dreamliner,

  • Steve Loney
    Steve Loney Dzień temu

    This video is so clearly funded by Airbus.

  • galacticito ack
    galacticito ack Dzień temu +1

    guys the plane was just tired stop blaming it

  • Steve Loney
    Steve Loney Dzień temu

    This video is so clearly funded by Airbus.

  • Roman Klein
    Roman Klein Dzień temu +1

    Vox is clearly unimformed and ignorant of actual facts of the cause of the 2 flights to crash. As a pilot, the engines being mounted higher have nothing to do with this incident it is purely computer malfuntion.

  • Bill Borden
    Bill Borden Dzień temu

    Sad. Is it safe to say the CEO's at Boeing are responsible for loss of life? Or would that be too harsh?

  • Dora the Axe-plorer
    Dora the Axe-plorer Dzień temu

    The new DC-10

  • TravailNoir
    TravailNoir Dzień temu

    Regulation is Important!!! stop electing people pushing deregulation.

  • Its Viyana!
    Its Viyana! Dzień temu

    This is so sad, over 100 people died just because another person wanted to be the best. I feel so bad for all of the families of the people on board the plane when it crashed. Just because of this rush to have the best plane some young people couldn’t live their life to the fullest. Rest In Peace everyone who was on board the Boeing 737 MAX 8.

  • Frank Jimenez
    Frank Jimenez Dzień temu +18

    People say your more likely to crash in a car than a plane but I say which one are you more likely to survive??

  • Thiago Elias Rezende Silva

    This video lacks in something pretty basic in every accident investigation: Aviation accidents doesn’t happens because one single cause. MCAS alone didn’t caused the accident. It surely may have contributed, but there are many other factors, so that’s why media should wait for the FINAL report, that will be ready probably after a year of investigation. This video is only speculation about what was disclosed in the partial reports and airworthiness directives. I’m really sorry for all people that loss their lives and their relatives, but this video won’t help to know what really happened. Vox isn’t NTSB

  • glick glack
    glick glack Dzień temu

    Well I got a flight next month. Oh golly

  • Amir Zalloum
    Amir Zalloum Dzień temu +9

    The scary part is that even if they fix the software to lower the tip of the plane, Is hard to trust because the problem is the aerodynamics of the plane

  • rrrrr
    rrrrr Dzień temu

    Thanks The Lightningll for the comment about the sensors costing 10s of thousands of dollars each. So an extra 4 sensors at $40,000 each is $160K. I think that's the price of some high end luxury cars (and not even exotic ones). This is a full size airplane! It's for hundreds of people They can't spend a few extra hundred thousand on it?

  • thereissomecoolstuff
    thereissomecoolstuff Dzień temu

    Hmmm, who is Alvin Chang? Where did he get his degree in aviation engineering? This is Alvin Chang
    People please do you own research. Boeing is not the devil..The 737 Max is a safe aircraft. The plane flew millions of miles without incident. 2 crashes Jakarta and Ethiopia. Is any loss of life horrible, absolutely. Do adjustments need to be made in a new aircraft. Absolutely. Grounding sure. Fix it. Demonizing Boeing over something everyone does. Naw.. I suggest all you haters take the bus or train.. you'll feel much better...

  • SuperKooks
    SuperKooks Dzień temu +1

    This did not mention that the MCAS system only trimmed the aircraft, it did not move the elevator, only the horizontal stabilizer. The trim system is controllable by a switch on the yoke (control stick). It is very easy to tell whether the MCAS is trimming as the wheel next to your leg is spinning and suddenly the yoke would feel heavier. Normally if you feel it getting heavier then you just adjust the trim. Then it happens again, so you trim again. This keeps happening until you realize that something is wrong. This is the part where they needed to be trained more so they knew how to disable the MCAS system. It is not entirely the fault of Boeing but it is still not the fault of the airline who should have trained them more.

  • PJ in the valley
    PJ in the valley Dzień temu

    It's all about corporate greed folks. You do not fix a problem with a problem. If MCAS is not disengaged soon enough no pilot can pull the plane up. Clearly a whole new plane design was needed, not a re-positioning of the engines.

  • MilkBeforeCereal -
    MilkBeforeCereal - Dzień temu +1

    They only missed one thing, if they told the pilots there was a mcas system, they would realise what would be happening. R.I.P Thinking

  • j cop
    j cop Dzień temu

    Don’t see the truth being told on the news you have to hunt for it

  • Christopher Evans
    Christopher Evans Dzień temu

    Design hackers.

  • QuarioQuario54321
    QuarioQuario54321 Dzień temu

    Boeing’s only good solution is to delete the program and make a completely new plane that would be different enough that existing pilots have to go through a change like an A220 pilot learning to fly a 777-300ER.

  • Jeffrey Collier
    Jeffrey Collier Dzień temu

    I have to disagree with two main points of your presentation. Lives and reputations are at stake here, so it is very important to be as accurate as possible. First of all, the FAA would not certify the 737MAX under the same type rating as the rest of the 737 family because its STALL CHARACTERISTICS were different, not because of the tendency of the MAX to pitch up on takeoff. This is in fact due to the placement of the new, larger CFM LEAP engines. BTW, the sitting height of the MAX on the ground has also increased, by 9 inches. Additionally, in the Ethiopian crash, the crew made two critical errors. They did not disengage the auto throttles, which remained engaged and it the full thrust takeoff setting. They did in fact correctly disengage the two elevator trim switches, which would by design disable the MCAS system. However, because of the high thrust setting, the air loads on the elevator were so high that the crew had great difficulty manually trimming the elevator, and subsequently, turned the elevator trim switches back on in order to electrically trim the elevator again. Unfortunately, this move proved fatal because it also reengaged the faulty MCAS system, which caused additional nose down trim and eventually led to the crash.

  • J-Man
    J-Man Dzień temu

    It is a terrible loss for the families and to those who lost their lives
    Complicit in this is the United States Government as well as Boeing . But ultimately the finamcial.cost of this horriblentragedy will be carried twice by the tax payer . Boeing is heavily subsidized by the US Government and therefore all compensatory damage will be paid once by the tax payer that subsidizes Boeing and then again when the Government is Sued by the families of victims .
    And not a single person will be charged with manslaughter for their negligence in the charge of duty they had to protect the lives of its passengers . But the rich got richer for a time and they will skate on by with no prison term while someone who got caught selling weed 3 times is serving a life sentence.
    These families should take everything from Boeing. This was no accident .

  • vn01208503
    vn01208503 Dzień temu +2


  • UMU-i-D
    UMU-i-D Dzień temu

    As long as it helps our economy it's OK!

  • CrazyGames
    CrazyGames Dzień temu

    The 5K dislikes are Boeing employees

  • Lyle Gorch
    Lyle Gorch Dzień temu

    The Free Market is the solution to every problem. De-regualate EVERYTHING.

  • Crazy Monkeys
    Crazy Monkeys Dzień temu

    I haven't been on a plane in 6 years but when I do get onto one I hope that it goes well.

  • Sphinx Rising
    Sphinx Rising Dzień temu

    VOX, a bunch of snowflakes preying on the ignorant masses for Likes, Shares, & Sub, SMH.

  • dnadeau819
    dnadeau819 Dzień temu +8

    I've always like Airbus better. I'm not gonna be ignorant just because their usa made. If its Boeing I ain't going!!!

    • Andy M
      Andy M 18 godzin temu

      +Clayton Carter Watch this buddy and you might change your mind.
      Are you referring to the AA A300 crash in New York where the vertical stabilizer separated. If so that was caused by excessive rudder hard over imputed by the co pilot. It wasn't the fault of the aircraft. I was always a fan of Boeing but that was in the days of the 757 and 767. Both superb aircraft but these days money has become more important than safety. This documentary really scared me. Happy flying fella

    • Clayton Carter
      Clayton Carter 20 godzin temu

      Ehhhhh Boeing’s (traditionally) are better made and stronger aircraft, I remember a story from flight school that when airbus released the a320(?) a pilot pulled up hard during takeoff and it tore an elevator off, they responded by saying all aircraft will do that. Then Boeing did demos with the 737 doing it.

  • Kenzie Lehman
    Kenzie Lehman Dzień temu

    Who else is watching this because their flight was changed due to them not being able to fly on the 737
    Just me? Ok

  • Sumeet S
    Sumeet S Dzień temu

    Thank god Boeing didn't name their new software as 'Anti Stall Software' otherwise instead of MCAS we would have heard something else

  • Jeet Chakrabarti
    Jeet Chakrabarti Dzień temu

    Boeing isn't facing more scrutiny because its a bunch of Asians and Africans that died if this happened in America it would have been a human cry. Boeing would be asked to pay through their noses, company might even get bankrupt!!! But since Asians and Africans Died lets ground aircraft fix the aircrafts and lets all be on our merry way.

    FUGLY Dzień temu

    Money money money.

  • Makate Rapulana
    Makate Rapulana Dzień temu


  • vsuperstar69
    vsuperstar69 Dzień temu

    Greedy bastards

  • silentwarrior3509
    silentwarrior3509 Dzień temu

    What scumbags. It's always about money, isn't it? Are you happy now, Boeing?

  • Dexter Francis
    Dexter Francis Dzień temu

    This analysis by Vaughn Cordle and Don McGregor is a must read;

  • Michael Sebourn
    Michael Sebourn Dzień temu

    people are rich still want more money

  • Joshua Morai
    Joshua Morai Dzień temu

    Oh look. Boeing sold the two planes as extras now ppl are died :(

  • M S
    M S Dzień temu

    There is no plane that doesn’t have quirky handling characteristics under various conditions. All designs have their compromises between aerodynamic efficiency and utility. Planes go through many design changes in their life, too include the placement of the engine on the wing. That’s nothing new. I don’t like Boeing, not because they don’t make great planes because they do. I don’t like them because their planes are overrated and their employees are a bunch of unionized babies. These two incidents have many things in common with accidents in decades past with other planes, but they never mention those because this story is being used politically both domestically and internationally. You all believe what you want, but there are parts of this story that are being exaggerated, and parts that are flat out being left out. All to serve a purpose. I don’t necessarily prefer Boeing to Airbus, but you can all start acting like The Lord of the Flies if you want. Because that’s what self serving animals do, they use opportunities like this to serve their own ambitions for power, money and fame by exploiting the weak minded to do things far worse. As far as Vox and their credibility, it’s not hard to scroll back, even within the last year, and find stuff they mentioned as facts, and were not. Vox is like Wikipedia to me, it’s good only as a starting point, but I wouldn’t rely on it.

  • Danny L
    Danny L Dzień temu

    I need a better explanation on why the engine placement increased pitch angle

    • Dexter Francis
      Dexter Francis Dzień temu

      Danny - It's the result of the airflow over the LEAP engine nacelle contributing to the lift being generated by the wings. It doesn't increase pitch angle as much as it adds to the torque around the lateral axis of the aircraft around the center of gravity, which can move forward or aft about four feet in flight and still be within the aircraft's safe CG envelope.

  • Lloyd Townsend
    Lloyd Townsend Dzień temu

    This is capitalism people. Capitalism kills people and the earth. If it's a Boeing I'm not going!

    • rdlsar15
      rdlsar15 11 godzin temu

      Lloyd Townsend...I’m guessing you’ve never studied how many people communism has killed.

  • Anuj Kapoor
    Anuj Kapoor Dzień temu

    Watch this, that is if it's not censored in the USA.

  • Russell Lee
    Russell Lee Dzień temu

    Boeing's aircraft are dangerous. 737, 777, 787. All grounded at one point. Money trumping safety now.

  • S Cholensky
    S Cholensky Dzień temu

    Boeing has some serious internal issues. Disregarding safety, cutting corners, and putting profit above all else isn't the exception at Boeing, it has become the norm. Eye-opening documentary shows the same behavior in the Dreamliner program:

    If anyone knows of similar issues within Airbus, please comment with links.

  • Anuj Kapoor
    Anuj Kapoor Dzień temu

    The only reason Boeing will get away with this is because it wasn't American People who lost their lives. FAA the agency that was supposed to work for the safety of the People did the exact opposite. The Government and its agencies are run by big companies. The President is Friends with CEO of Boeing. Conflict of Interest is written all over this story. It just makes me sad I hope people responsible for those innocent lives are brought to justice.

  • Didier Lemoine
    Didier Lemoine Dzień temu

    Boeing wanted to make money very quick !

  • Didier Lemoine
    Didier Lemoine Dzień temu

    they should hv put longer legs instead of modifying the plane balance feature !

  • 林航
    林航 Dzień temu

    So Sad after watching this

  • meg rai
    meg rai Dzień temu

    Competition with rival killed many people😟. Thank you for sharing what exactly happened.

  • Arc
    Arc Dzień temu

    F*** This AIRPLANE!!!! Deep condolences to all victims. RIP

  • Rick S
    Rick S Dzień temu

    CEO should be put in prison...

  • Rick S
    Rick S Dzień temu

    CEO should be put in prison...

  • Willem Kroon
    Willem Kroon Dzień temu

    Pity, the music on this video is disturbed by a talking man.
    Make the music even louder so you can forget the voice-over totally.

  • Rick S
    Rick S Dzień temu

    Oh we forgot to tell the pilots about MCAS system.....we bad....

  • wellwhatthen10101
    wellwhatthen10101 Dzień temu +2

    What do you expect Boeing and USA don' t like being second best they where beaten by UK being the first to bring a jet passenger plain the comet and, " but had a design fault and was taken out of service " could not bring out a supersonic passenger plane. The UK and French Concorde and the Airbus A380. That showed how to make a plane that was better than the Boeing 737. Then this had to be icing on the cake trying to modify The 737 because the Airbus A320 was yet again the better aircraft. It sounds if someone in the US F A A was getting backhanders for allowing this the licence of airworthiness now at what cost.Shame on the USA.

    • Snetmot Nosrorb
      Snetmot Nosrorb Dzień temu

      US authorities are mostly working to make business better rather than making sure companies follow regulations.

  • Ahmad Dan-Hamidu
    Ahmad Dan-Hamidu Dzień temu +1

    What I don't yet understand is that:
    "If the Ethiopian pilots electrically disabled their MCAS, then why was it too late for them to control their 737 and get it out of the dive that killed them? My thinking is that with the MCAS disabled, they would manually retrim the elevators for a positive feel that would facilitate pulling their yokes back to secure a transition from dive to climb before running out of altitude...or were they already too close to the ground when they successfully disabled the MCAS?"
    Just my thoughts.

  • Bill S
    Bill S Dzień temu

    Vox negates to state that the pilots in question re-engaged the system 11 times and eventually left it operating. They had very little time behind the stick of any plane. Pilot 101, if it isn't working and you can fly without it, leave it alone. Boeing definitely needed to disclose this new system, but those airlines come from a "safety 3rd" environment.

  • Joseph hakim
    Joseph hakim Dzień temu

    Y’all need to learn about aerodynamics and the faa some more, because the amount of testing planes get into are insane

  • ViralTaco
    ViralTaco Dzień temu

    4:33 The pilot asked to check the handbook? WTF
    What about the memory items? Weren't the pilots trained?
    So it's not Boeing's fault. It's the god damn airline for not training their pilots properly.

  • Shadow program
    Shadow program Dzień temu +1

    "this is an airplane engine"
    oi cheers mate i thought it was an exotic turtle

  • Yousef Albasti
    Yousef Albasti Dzień temu +1

    Just make the landing gear taller

  • mailangels
    mailangels Dzień temu +2

    I am an aerospace engineer working in the industry. The man is right in that the MCAS system needs to removed ENTIRELY and not just have a software update with additional sensor readings. That the 737max aircraft airframe is inherently instable, is unacceptable for a civil aviation aircraft. This necessitates a complete redesign of the 737-max aircraft to be inherently stable.
    It is also very dangerous for gliding if the engine fails

    • mark parrott
      mark parrott 16 godzin temu

      Instable????? This clown might be a shrink, but I doubt he's an aerospace engineer.

  • geams
    geams Dzień temu +1

    If that plane was made by VW, the CEO would go to jail, the company would have to buy all planes back and all flight tickets ever purchased for that model would be reimbursed.
    American companies get away with everything, their international competitors are driven to extinction by American courts.

  • Hategplus crevis
    Hategplus crevis Dzień temu

    That is absolutely disgusting !! That is a major design flaw that needs a drastic rethink but they just come up with a workaround putting peoples lives at risk. Unbelievable.

  • Breen Walshe
    Breen Walshe Dzień temu

    If it was 2 planes full of Americans it would still on the news 24/7..................