What Next

A Pilot on Whether He’ll Ever Trust Boeing Again

The Ethiopian crash looks different when you’ve been in the cockpit.

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After the Ethiopian Airlines crash on March 10—and the Indonesian Airlines crash before that, in October—country after country began grounding the deadly Boeing 737 Air Max fleet, and the U.S. belatedly followed suit. This week, Congress held hearings with Boeing and the FAA, questioning them about how the planes were certified and what went wrong. There were a lot of public apologies and a lot of corporate humility. But questions remain: Who’s to blame for the deadly crashes, whom do we hold accountable, and how do we prevent this from happening again?

Guest: Rob Mark, commercial pilot and publisher of Jetwhine.com.

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Podcast production by Mary Wilson, Jayson De Leon, and Anna Martin.