Victim slams Boeing over 737 MAX plane crash that took his family

'There was nothing I could do to save them,' Canadian man who lost family in 737 Max crash tells Boeing probe

'There was nothing I could do to save them,' Canadian man who lost family in 737 Max crash tells Boeing probe

The 737 Max jets have been grounded since March, and Boeing is now working on updates to its 737 MAX software, which will then go to the Federal Aviation Authority for certification.

In a sign that Boeing's troubles are starting to affect the longer-term plans of some airlines, Bloomberg News reported on July 16 that the extended grounding of the company's 737 MAX planes has forced one airline, Ryanair Holdings Plc, to cut back on its growth plans for the summer.

United executives told analysts Wednesday they can assume that the airline won't get all the Max jets it was expecting from Boeing through next year, and it will grow a bit slower as a result.

Njoroge said that all he could think of during recent national days in the U.S. and Canada was of a Boeing 737 MAX plane repeatedly taking control of the pilots to push down the nose and eventually crashing into the ground at 500 miles per hour. "There are congressional hearings, civil and criminal investigations, and lawsuits from family members who lost loved ones".

Paul Njoroge said Wednesday that Boeing was left to police itself and allowed to sell the Max without recertifying it as a new aircraft.

Multiple investigations, including a Justice Department investigation, are ongoing into the crashes and the FAA's process for certifying aircraft. "They certify. But this method of having the manufacturer also be involved in looking at these standards is really necessary because once again the FAA can not do it on their own".

The same software was implicated in the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 in March. "They ought to have grounded the Max after the crash of Lion Air Flight 610". To avoid a stall, MCAS points the nose of the plane down to gain air speed.

At a congressional hearing in Washington, Paul Njoroge said Boeing's focus on share price and profits "at the expense of the safety of human life" and its cosy relationship with its United States regulator, the FAA, had led to the two crashes and cost him his family.

The Canadian man lost his wife, three young children and mother-in-law in the crash that killed all 157 onboard.

In prepared notes, Njoroge wrote: "I miss their laughter, their playfulness, their touch". I am empty. I feel that I should have been on that plane with them. My life has no meaning. It is hard for me to think of anything else but the horror they must have felt. "I can not get it out of my mind".

"I think the families are in agreement that Boeing's apologies to cameras have not been apologies to the families", Stumo testified.

"I needed to let them see the faces of the real people who are going through this pain", he told Business Insider after giving his testimony. "Particularly Boeing, a company who became steadfast in its single-minded quest to place blame on so-called "foreign pilots".

In a statement announcing the appointment of the compensation lawyers, Boeing chief executive Dennis Muilenburg said the tragic loss of life in both accidents "continues to weigh heavily on all of us at Boeing, and we have the utmost sympathy for the loved ones of those on board".

Despite operational instability and cancellations caused by the 737 MAX issues, United only recently announced a strong second quarter with a revenue of USA $11.4 billion, a year-on-year growth of more than 6%.