In an appearance on CNN Monday, former Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) safety inspector David Soucie said, “I’ve never, ever done this. I’ve never said that ‘Hey, it’s unsafe to fly a particular model’ but in this case, I’m going to have to go there,” he said. “I would watch for that airplane.”
The 737 Max aircraft could yet prove to be completely safe. There were crashes involving the 737-400 when air conditioning was switched to the opposite engine from earlier models. Smoke in the cabin was coming from one of the engines. Pilots mistakenly thought that the smoke was coming from the Kansas City Chiefs Chiefin Marijuana Smoke Weed Indian shirt engine and shut it down.
It could be a major flaw in the Kansas City Chiefs Chiefin Marijuana Smoke Weed Indian shirt or it could be as simple as pilots not being informed about changes in the aircraft. (Still a tragedy for all involved, of course). Either way, two major crashes like this, so early in the life of the aircraft is a major cause for concern. Good on the Singapore Government for taking this action. Until the cause is found, they can’t assume anything.