FAA safety engineer goes public to slam the agency’s oversight of Boeing’s 737 Max
Driven by his faith and remorse, FAA safety engineer Joe Jacobsen is going public with his concerns about the FAA' s certification of BoeinG's 737 MAX. - Steve Ringman/TNS

Haunted by the two deadly crashes of Boeing 737 Max jets and his agency’s role in approving the plane, veteran Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) safety engineer Joe Jacobsen is stepping forward publicly to give the victims’ families “a firsthand account of what the truth is.” In a detailed letter sent last month to a family that lost their daughter in the second Max crash in Ethiopia two years ago this week, and in interviews with The Seattle Times, Jacobsen gave the first personal account by an insider of the federal safety agency’s response to the Max crashes. Jacobsen should have been a...