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All MAX Planes Grounded in the US

All MAX Planes Grounded in the US
Meg Butler

The FAA has grounded all Boeing 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 planes in the United States, three days after the deadly Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 which killed all 157 passengers and crew onboard on Sunday, March 10th. This was the second deadly crash of a 737 MAX 8 in just 5 months.

This decision follows mounting pressure as The MAX 8 was grounded by every other country and major airline in the world, except the three US airlines American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and United (which operates the MAX 9).

MAX 8 and MAX 9 planes will stay grounded at least until Ethiopia transports the black boxes from Ethiopian Airlines flight 302, which crashed on Sunday, March 10th, to “another country” to speed up analysis of flight data (The Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority doesn’t have the technology required to analyze them) and recover flight data and cockpit voice recorders that might help to explain why this second deadly crash happened.  Data from the first deadly flight—Lion Air Flight JT610 which crashed into the sea off of the coast of Java—was never recovered.

To read more on this story, go to ABC News.

UPDATE: 12:47 pm CST

American Airlines and United have responded to the order.

Southwest Airlines has pamphlets on their flights but their customers have been left with many questions:

Update: 2:00 PM CST

Southwest airlines has released a statement.

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View Comments (4)


  1. Airrage


    March 13, 2019 at 1:13 pm

    Wow! I actually agree with a decision made by 45. All humor aside though, shame the FAA couldn’t do the right thing on their own.

    Guess we are going to have to build a wall around the 737Max’s!

  2. florin

    March 14, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    When Boeing starts with the “you’re holding it wrong” attitude, it’s pretty scary.

  3. cbr123

    March 15, 2019 at 6:53 am

    Oh phooey ! That terrible, horrible, no good, very awful Trump ! Imagine a President of the United States that thinks of the safety of his nation before those of other nations? I mean unless a President of the United States actually hates his own nation, what qualification does he have? Evidence? Just look at the ham-stringing Obama tried to give the USA. Looking forward to two terms of Mike Pence and Nikki Haley !

  4. alexmyboy

    March 15, 2019 at 7:12 am

    he did something right holy crap

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