FBI joining criminal investigation into certification process of Boeing 737 MAX

The federal grand jury investigation in Washington, D.C., is looking into the certification process that approved the safety of the new Boeing plane, two of which have crashed since October.
2:26 | 03/21/19

Coming up in the next {{countdown}} {{countdownlbl}}

Coming up next:

{{nextVideo.title}}

{{nextVideo.description}}

Skip to this video now

Now Playing:

{{currentVideo.title}}

Comments
Related Extras
Related Videos
Video Transcript
Transcript for FBI joining criminal investigation into certification process of Boeing 737 MAX
As I mentioned, the other breaking headline involves one of those Boeing max jets that crashed and the horror now revealed from inside the cockpit. For the first time, we are learning those chilling details, what happened during the first crash. Pilots scrambling to flip through the emergency checklist, the manual for that new jet, to try to figure out what was going on. And tonight, we have just confirmed, the FBI is now joining the investigation into these jets. ABC's David Kerley with what happened in that cockpit. Reporter: Tonight, word the FBI is joining that investigation into the certification of Boeing's new 737 max, after those two crashes. And chilling details about the first crash in Indonesia. There was trouble the day before on a flight,he jet moving dramatically up and down after takeoff. The pilots confused. But a third pilot, sitting the jump seat, according to Bloomberg, apparently saved the flight. There's this chaotic scene in the cockpit. The pilots are trying to figure out how to solve it and are not making progress. The third guy sitting in the jump seat is the one who spoke up and said, "Try turning off the trim system." Reporter: Boeing says its manual calls for the automation to be disengaged. The simple procedure, if you have a problem with the auto pilot, is to shut it off? Yeah. Take control of aircraft. I know I can fly the airplane manually without the electric trim. Reporter: In Indonesia, even though the jump seat pilot apparently saved the day, and the problem was written up, the jet was put back into service the next day with a bad sensor, triggering that anti-stall system called mcas, forcing the nose down. During the accident flight, the pilot, according to reuters, while struggling with the aircraft were going through the emergency checklist, but ran out of time. The jet crashing in the java There with waying to cope with the failure. And what we've seen with lion air and potentially with Peete yoep Ya, pilots whereabout trained to cope with the problem. Let's get back to David Kerley, with us again tonight. You've been on this from the beginning. And David, a new layer to this Ponte, the Pentagon's inspeck general is investigating acts defense secretary Patrick Shanahan and his ties to Boeing? Reporter: And whether or not Boeing got any preferential treatment in contracts at the Pentagon. Now, as far as these crashes, Boeing says it will cooperate with the investigations, all investigations, including senate hearings, which are set for next week. David? David Kerley with us tonight. Thank you, David.

This transcript has been automatically generated and may not be 100% accurate.

{"duration":"2:26","description":"The federal grand jury investigation in Washington, D.C., is looking into the certification process that approved the safety of the new Boeing plane, two of which have crashed since October.","mediaType":"default","section":"ABCNews/WNT","id":"61822198","title":"FBI joining criminal investigation into certification process of Boeing 737 MAX","url":"/WNT/video/fbi-joining-criminal-investigation-certification-process-boeing-737-61822198"}