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FAA to probe Boeing over 737 MAX fatal changes - report

United States Federal Aviation Administration is investigating Boeing over the line of events that led the aircraft manufacturer to make the pivotal changes to 737 MAX planes involving drilled holes that later were found to be at the root of two fatal air crashes, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing sources familiar with the matter.

The probe will take a deeper look at the typical repair and tweaking operations to examine how other manufacturing amendments are introduced. The air safety regulator is hoping to determine how future mistakes can be avoided.

The audit comes after 346 people died in two 737 MAX aircraft crashes. Following the incidents, planes of this model were not allowed into the air for two years, but five months after final approval Boeing flagged another safety issue that grounded 109 jets.

Breaking the News / LH