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U.S. Congress wants to know why the FAA waited so long to ground Boeing 737 jets (reuters.com)
15 points by rm2889 9 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 2 comments

They waited until Boeing itself asked for the grounding of the plane. You'd think the regulator in charge of flight safety would be a little more concerned than the company that will lose a lot of money and will taint its image by admitting that something indeed wrong with the plane.

And that simply defeats their purpose. Similar thing was happening with banking regulators before 2007-2008 financial crisis.

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