American aeroplane manufacturer Boeing has admitted that it knew about and failed to correct a problem with its 737 Max jets a year before the aircraft was involved in two fatal accidents.
The company said an important alarm feature that may have prevented both accidents was classified as being "optional" instead of "standard" and insisted that leaving the early warning system off most of the planes did not jeopardise flight safety.
A worldwide fleet of nearly 400 737 Max planes was grounded i...
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