There was an accident involving Boeing 737 Commercial Airliner at a major airport. Depending on the seat pitch, Boeing 737 is narrow body jet airliner which has the capacity of 85 to 215 passengers. All passengers and crew on board died due to the accident. It was reported that this Boeing 737 Commercial Airliner was 7 miles in trail of another aircraft. Not only United States Airliner are using Boeing 737 as one of their fleet family, but international airline is also using Boeing 737 as their fleet family. The current data shows that there are 2,000 Boeing 737 flying worldwide.
It is uncertain what has caused this accident, but possibly the aircraft had inadvertent rudder reversal while landing. The National Transportation Safety Board hastily blamed it on the rudder design. They stated that Boeing 737 had defective rudder design. But this was first ...view middle of the document...
The airline market will be in chaos. The airline need to work more to fill up the missing fleet. Not to mention, grounding all Boeing 737 can also be the chain of causation for bigger accident. Since airline crew need work more, filling up aircraft with passengers as much as possible and stressing aircraft lifetime to maximum, these can be first step towards future danger.
It is too early to ground all Boeing 737 worldwide. Further investigation is needed to determine if defective rudder design was the cause of this accident. It is much safer to ground all Boeing 737 worldwide until the problem has been solved, but if the problem is not defective rudder design, NTSB will be criticize for hastily blaming on the wrong cause. It is more reasonable if the accident resulting from rudder has happened several times, but grounding all flight from single accident is too prompt. The Boeing 737 had been flying for several years without any rudder problems. The Boeing 737 has been flying for over 40 years without any rudder problem.
Thorough investigation is needed in order to determine the cause of this accident. It could have been the airliner's error for providing inadequate pilot training or maintenance or it could have been environmental factor. FAA and NTSB should check whether Boeing 737 has defective rudder design. The check up should be done at different weather conditions, and similar weather conditions at the time of the accident. If it is proven that the Boeing 737 does have defective rudder design, FAA and NTSB will ground the aircraft until the problem has been resolved. But if it is proven that the Boeing 737 does not have defective rudder design, the investigation will focus on other factors. Even though it takes time, it is better for the family of the lost ones to tell the right causation of the accident than changing every time new causation arises. The National Transportation Safety Board will be criticize for coming up with causation without having thorough investigation. Every accident has chain of causation, it is important to find what has lead to the fatal accident.