A former Boeing manager says he warned the company of problems with the 737 Max months before its two deadly crashes, NBC News reports.
Ed Pierson, speaking to NBC News, says that he tried to warn the company about problems at its main factory in Washington months before two of its 737 Max airplanes crashed in separate incidents that claimed the lives of nearly 350 people.
Pierson, who is set to testify to Congress to discuss his efforts to issue a warning over the conditions at the Boeing plant in Renton, says a push to increase production of the 737 Max planes created a “factory in chaos.”
Pierson says he continued his efforts to draw attention to the plant even in the aftermath of the Lion Air crash that claimed 189 lives.
The former manager reportedly wrote emails to Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg and spoke with the company’s general counsel, even eventually writing to the Boeing board of directors on February 19, 2019.