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Boeing 737 Max 8 planes grounded across the World after Ethiopian crash

By Meg Wagner, Brian Ries, Veronica Rocha and Ben Westcott, CNN

After the cash of two Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in the past 6 months . We want all Boeing 737 max aircraft to be grounded by immediate effect . #ET302

This map shows all the 737 Max flights currently over US airspace

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Approximately 30 Boeing 737 Max airplanes were traveling in US airspace at the moment President Trump announced that they would, upon reaching their destinations, be grounded.

The above map, tweeted by Flightradar24, shows where they are located.

Boeing says it will tell the FAA to ground its 737 Max planes “out of an abundance of caution”

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After nearly every country in the world determined that Boeing’s 737 Max airplane should be kept on the ground, Boeing finally relented on Wednesday afternoon and said, in a statement, that it would tell the FAA to ground its entire fleet.

It cited no additional findings or data, rather said the plane should be suspended “out of an abundance of caution and in order to reassure the flying public of the aircraft’s safety.”

“We are supporting this proactive step out of an abundance of caution. Safety is a core value at Boeing for as long as we have been building airplanes; and it always will be,” Dennis Muilenburg, president of Boeing, said.

Boeing, the company said, makes this recommendation and supports the decision by the FAA.

Trump says he worked with Canada and other countries in grounding 737 Max planes

From CNN’s Kevin Liptak

President Trump said he spoke with a number of airlines as well, including American Airlines, before grounding the Boeing 737 Max aircraft.

He said he also worked closely with Canada and other countries. Trump said this was the best decision, “psychologically and in other ways.”

He said the FAA will be making an announcement within half an hour.

1 Comment

  1. I am posting here some of my recent comments related to terrible accident I left on other websites. You get the idea.

    This so-called former pilot and aviation expert said this: ‘The delay by the ‘Ethiopians’ in reading out these (black) boxes is unconscionable.’ By the Ethiopians.. Get it? This man needs to be asked to explain by what he means ‘unconscionable’. He sounds irate by the fast that it was ‘Ethiopians’ not Ethiopian Airline. Somebody needs to ask this loose lip to elaborate by what he meant ‘Ethiopians’. The official in charge of gathering all the shattered pieces and boxes was telling reporter Gutman that it will take a few days to complete this particular task. Then in the same line of the reporting Gutman went into accusing the EAL officials ‘potentially’ holding up the decision by UAL, AAL and Southwest whether to ground the model or not. Is EAL now that makes business and safety decision for the airlines in the US? These individuals are pushing and rushing you into making uneducated guess. They want to trip you into insurmountable fallacy. The official was right that he has to make sure that every piece of the shattered craft is collected properly and as thoroughly as possible. They rush you so you will end up saying things that are wrong and then they will run with it. For me there must be something that these US airlines know they have ‘it’ that this demised aircraft did not.
    Victory No.1 for EAL!!! President Trump has ordered the grounding of all MAX 8’s. How do you like that Mr. So-Called expert Steve?!!! If I were Boeing I will start giving it a serious thought about putting aside a mother of all fat checks in its bank account. And this secretary of transportation! What a tone deaf!!! Dear Countrymen! The same model just dropped from sky giving the pilots not sufficient time or stabilizing moment to bring it back under control. I have been following the accident history of EAL for decades and had a chance to fly it once decades ago. Even then the service was up to par with any other western airlines I flew in. Once I had the chance to fly Sudanese Airline. I am not sure if it has gone belly up since then which does not surprise me. I tried to use the washroom and it was so filthy that I changed my mind and waited until my destination. I mean filthy. The stench was unbearable. But EAL was like a well tended resort. And the smiles you get from the angelic hostesses made you doubting if you are in heaven, man!!! Above all the timely takeoff and arrival were at par with the best. When you and I hear the ever success of EAL over the years that was not possible because the world of travelers was doing it favors but because it was a well and rightfully earned achievement.

    I hope I am wrong or I will be proven wrong but I smell rat about what might have taken place between UAL, AAL, Southwest and Boeing. After two planes of the same model just dropped from the sky in just a mere span of 5 months with similarities, what was it that made the CEO’s of these airlines so ‘over confident’ to thumb their noses on everyone calling for the grounding? I am telling you, I don’t really know how Boeing is gonna come of this clean!!!

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