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A manager tried to halt Boeing 737 Max production on safety before crashes

At least one whistle-blower also told the committee that the company sacrificed safety for cost savings

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Alan Levin, Ryan Beene and Julie Johnsson | Bloomberg
A Boeing Co. manager sought to halt production of the 737 Max over safety concerns before the first of two fatal crashes that led to the jet’s worldwide grounding, a top House lawmaker charged Tuesday.

Representative Peter DeFazio, the chairman of the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, included the new allegations in a prepared statement for a hearing Wednesday at which Boeing Chief Executive Officer Dennis Muilenburg will testify. The CEO testified Tuesday before a Senate committee about the Max, which has been banned from flying since March.

“We now know of at least one case where a Boeing manager implored

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First Published: Oct 30 2019 | 7:03 AM IST

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