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Offline kb4tez

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President Trump grounds Boeing 737 Max 8, 9 jets
« on: March 13, 2019, 03:34:44 PM »
https://cbs12.com/news/local/president-trump-grounds-boeing-737-max-8-9-jets

President Trump grounds Boeing 737 Max 8, 9 jets
He told reporters gathered that all pilots and airline were aware of the decision and would be landing their planes at their final destinations.

Under the emergency order, all Boeing 787 Max 8 that are already in the air will be grounded after arriving at their destinations.

"It's a terrible, terrible thing," Trump said, adding that "Boeing is an incredible company. They are working very hard right now."

The emergency order comes after a Boeing 787 Max 8 from Ethiopian Airlines crashed in Ethiopia a mere six minutes after it took off to head to Nairobi.

The crash killed all 157 people on board. According to Ethiopian Airlines, the pilot sent out a distress call and was told to return to the airport.

At that point, all contact was lost with the plane.

Canada, Europe and Asia have already grounded the Boeing 787 Max jets.

Boeing released a statement on the matter, saying they support the temporary suspension.

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 BREAKING: President Trump says Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 planes will be grounded, after two deadly crashes within six months http://cbsnews.com/live

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Trump made the announcement Wednesday to press.

He told reporters gathered that all pilots and airline were aware of the decision and would be landing their planes at their final destinations.

Under the emergency order, all Boeing 787 Max 8 that are already in the air will be grounded after arriving at their destinations.

"It's a terrible, terrible thing," Trump said, adding that "Boeing is an incredible company. They are working very hard right now."

The emergency order comes after a Boeing 787 Max 8 from Ethiopian Airlines crashed in Ethiopia a mere six minutes after it took off to head to Nairobi.

The crash killed all 157 people on board. According to Ethiopian Airlines, the pilot sent out a distress call and was told to return to the airport.

At that point, all contact was lost with the plane.

Canada, Europe and Asia have already grounded the Boeing 787 Max jets.

Boeing released a statement on the matter, saying they support the temporary suspension.

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 In Consultation with the FAA, NTSB and its Customers, Boeing Supports Action to Temporarily Ground 737 MAX Operations: https://boeing.mediaroom.com/news-releases-statements?item=130404

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Offline tyketto

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Re: President Trump grounds Boeing 737 Max 8, 9 jets
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2019, 06:55:54 PM »

What's telling right now is that there are quite a few of them in the air, with most of them being Canadian. WJA, ACA, SWG are all flying transcon flights to a point in Canada, while SWA only has 2 left in the air, with one about to land at KEWR, while the last one is an hour out of KHOU.

https://flightaware.com/live/aircrafttype/B38M

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