Boeing’s former chief technical pilot on 737 Max indicted on fraud charges
An angle-of-attack sensor can be seen at far right, near the nose of a 737 Max at Boeing Field in Seattle. - Mike Siegel/Seattle Times/TNS

A federal grand jury in Texas on Thursday indicted Mark Forkner, 49, Boeing’s former chief technical pilot on the 737 Max program, charging him with fraud. The indictment alleges he deceived both the Federal Aviation Administration and airline customers by withholding information about the Max’s new flight control system, called the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System, or MCAS. “In an attempt to save Boeing money, Forkner allegedly withheld critical information from regulators,” said Chad Meacham, acting U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Texas. “His callous choice to misle...