“Downfall: The case against Boeing” is a documentary that will be arriving on Netflix soon. There are several instances where we see that many mishaps change our way of seeing things forever. And sometimes, those mishaps are a visual representation of greed and the constant urge for more power or money.
In the corporate world, it’s impossible to tell the main objective behind the tasks thus undertaken. Of course, it might be deceptive too, but then we’re taking the risk.
What is the Documentary About?
The film is about the crash of the two flights, Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302. What’s spectacular about this crash is that both the Boeing’s of the respective flights had the newly designed ‘MAX 737 aircraft.’ The crash left many of them suspecting aviation because it was just a matter of a few months that both of these flights faced such a terrible blow that was not expected from modern aviation.
From the Director’s Desk
Rory Kennedy, the mastermind director of the documentary, said that he was in a state of utter shock to discover such news. The crashes underwent a terrible ending, and the destruction process was almost similar. Now that’s a terrifying concept too. Because one accident took place, and it was not judged, but months later, the same incident seemed to draw the people’s attention towards its major secret.
But then.. There was indeed a big secret attached to these crashes. But whatever might have been the reason, 346 lives were lost. Who would compensate for the ones who had lost their lives? Whatever was the motive, was it too big in front of an individual’s life? Now that’s depressing; where did humanity go? But most importantly, how were these series of events allowed to happen?
The Blame Game
In incidents such as these, it’s usually easy to blame the one who is operating the Flight, the pilot. And it’s pretty easy to accuse a man who had the responsibility of so many on his shoulders, and he decides to shake it off?
Ok, that’s accepted, but what would you say about the accident that followed soon after the previous one? You’ve got too many inexperienced pilots to blame then. But was the Aviation Authority so lenient while selecting their pilots? Or do they just want the freshers to try it once?
Where did it All Start From?
Later it was revealed that there was a flaw in the design, and the airplane manufacturers seemed to have just looked past it. So now, the blame shifts. And as soon as it was discovered, several attempts to hide this case from the eyes of the general public were made. But for what? For more accidents in the future? It’s indeed a very devastating story. But this documentary brings forth the truth that you should know.