Daniel Elwell (left), acting administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, and Robert L. Sumwalt (right), chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, talk before the start of a House Transportation Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington on May 15 on the status of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. A second hearing is planned for June 19. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Daniel Elwell (left), acting administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, and Robert L. Sumwalt (right), chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, talk before the start of a House Transportation Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington on May 15 on the status of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. A second hearing is planned for June 19. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

House subcommittee to hold 2nd hearing on Boeing Max safety

The group wants to hear from front-line users of the planes, including pilots and flight attendants.

Associated Press

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.

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