"In an exchange from 2015, a Boeing employee said that a presentation the company gave to the F.A.A. was so complicated that ... 'it was like dogs watching TV,'" the N.Y. Times reports in its account of 150 pages of devastating internal emails and text messages delivered to congressional investigators yesterday:
"I still haven't been forgiven by God for the covering up I did last year," an employee wrote in 2018, apparently in reference to the FAA.
"Would you put your family on a MAX simulator trained aircraft? I wouldn't," one employee said to another in 2018, before the first crash. "No," the colleague responded.
"This airplane is designed by clowns, who are in turn supervised by monkeys," an employee wrote in 2017.
Boeing said in a statement: "We regret the content of these communications, and apologize to the FAA, Congress, our airline customers, and to the flying public."
"[T]he company is taking appropriate action in response. This will ultimately include disciplinary or other personnel action."