Donald Trump Grounds All Boeing 737 Max 8 Planes Following Crash
ABC 11 reports that Donald Trump has announced that the U.S. is issuing an emergency order to ground all Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 planes following the tragedy involving Ethiopian Airlines that killed 157 people on Sunday.
He labelled it as “an emergency order of prohibition.”
The FAA also announced that it “made this decision as a result of the data gathering process and new evidence collected at the site and analyzed today.”
Boeing states that they “continue to have full confidence in the safety of the 737 MAX” however, they will “recommend to the FAA the temporary suspension of operations of the entire global fleet of 371 737 MAX aircraft.”
“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. There is no greater priority for our company and our industry. We are doing everything we can to understand the cause of the accidents in partnership with the investigators, deploy safety enhancements and help ensure this does not happen again,” Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg said.
As we reported, a Boeing 737 Max 8 plane operated by Ethiopian airlines crashed shortly after take-off killing all 157 people on board, just six months after the deadly Lion air crash.