August 24, 2019

The Latest: Man who lost daughter questions FAA inspections

The Latest: Man who lost daughter questions FAA inspectionsA man whose daughter was killed when an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max crashed in March called on legislators to end the Federal Aviation Administration's use of aircraft manufacturer employees to conduct safety inspections. Michael Stumo, whose daughter Samya died in the crash, told a subcommittee of the U.S. House Transportation Committee that the FAA should return to a system where the inspectors are paid by the FAA but report jointly to the agency and the company. Rep. Garret Graves, R-La., the highest-ranking Republican on the subcommittee, said the process to "unground" the Max will not resemble the process under which the plane was originally approved.


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