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US grounds all Boeing 737 Max aircraft

(People's Daily)    08:50, March 14, 2019

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People's Daily (Washington) -- According to an AP report, US President Trump Wednesday issued an emergency order effectively grounding all Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 aircraft. The decision follows last weekend's dealy Ethiopia Airlines crash that killed 157 people.

Many nations had already barred the Boeing 737 Max 8 from its airspace, but until Trump’s announcement, the Federal Aviation Administration had said that it didn’t have any data to show the jets are unsafe. Trump cited “new information” that had come to light in the ongoing investigation into incident. He did not elaborate.

“All of those planes are grounded, effective immediately,” Trump said during a scheduled briefing on border security.

Trump said the decision to ground the aircraft “didn’t have to be made, but we thought it was the right decision,” accroding to AP.  

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