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House subcommittee to hold 2nd hearing on Boeing Max safety

Last Updated Jun 3, 2019 at 11:27 am PDT

FILE - A worker walks next to a Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane parked at Boeing Field in Seattle on March 14, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Ted S. Warren

WASHINGTON — A U.S. House subcommittee will hold a second hearing on the safety of Boeing’s 737 Max jets on June 19, according to two people briefed on the matter.

They say the group wants to hear from front-line users of the planes, including pilots and flight attendants. Neither person wanted to be identified because the date hasn’t been formally released.

The Aviation Subcommittee of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure held its first hearing May 15 with Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board officials.

Two of the planes have crashed in the past year in Ethiopia and Indonesia, killing 346 people. The planes have been grounded worldwide as Boeing reworks flight control software that has been implicated as the cause.