U.S. House panel wants Boeing CEO to allow employee interviews on 737 MAX

U.S. House panel wants Boeing CEO to allow employee interviews on 737 MAX

FILE PHOTO: Grounded Boeing 737 MAX aircraft are seen parked in an aerial photo at Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington, U.S. July 1, 2019. Picture taken July 1, 2019. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson/File Photo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. House committee on Thursday asked Boeing Co Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg to request interviews with several employees as part of the congressional probe into the design, development and certification of 737 MAX involved in two fatal crashes in five months killing 346 people.

House Transportation Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio and Representative Rick Larsen said in a statement that while Boeing has provided substantial documents and shared senior management’s perspective “it’s important to the committee’s investigation to hear from relevant Boeing employees.” The committee plans another Boeing hearing in the coming weeks.

Boeing did not immediately comment. The plane remains grounded worldwide.

Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Lisa Shumaker

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