Scores of grounded Boeing 737 MAX planes are lined up at two company facilities, and both locations now resemble airfield parking lots. And it looks at though space is at a premium, because Boeing is also parking its planes in conventional car parking lots.
Video was captured by KING 5 NBC showing grounded airliners in car parking lots at the company’s Renton factory:
And this video shows scores of planes, parked within just feet of each other, at Seattle’s Boeing field:
Recall, just two days ago we reported that over 400 pilots had joined a class-action lawsuit against Boeing, accusing the company of an “unprecedented cover-up” of “known design flaws” on the 737 MAX.
The lawsuit, filed by a plaintiff who goes by “Pilot X” in court documents out of “fear of reprisal from Boeing and discrimination from Boeing customers,” accuses the Chicago-based aviation giant of “an unprecedented cover-up of the known design flaws of the MAX, which predictably resulted in the crashes of two MAX aircraft and subsequent grounding of all MAX aircraft worldwide.”
Several days prior we reported that one of the key issues regarding the plane was whether all pilots had enough upper body strength to turn a crank – a surprisingly low-tech hangup in a scandal that was catalyzed by malfunctioning software.
The MAX, first put into service in 2017, was involved in two fatal crashes over the course of a year; the first off the coast of Indonesia in October 2018, killing 189 – and the second in Ethiopia, killing 157.
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