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The US grounds Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 jets involved in two deadly crashes

The Verge Wednesday, 13 March 2019 ()
The US grounds Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 jets involved in two deadly crashesPresident Trump announced on Wednesday that the US would temporarily ban all Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 jets from flying, following nearly every country in the world that has ordered that the airplane be grounded since the deadly crash in Ethiopia on Sunday.

More than 40 countries have grounded the 737 Max 8 after it was involved in two deadly crashes, one in Indonesia last October and the more recent one in Ethiopia. But until now, the US Federal Aviation Administration allowed the plane to fly, and the Trump administration was criticized for putting Boeing’s well-being over the safety of American passengers.

"“Boeing is an incredible company.”"

On Wednesday, Trump finally bowed to pressure from the international community and US lawmakers...
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The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and three U.S. air carriers stood behind the Boeing 737-MAX jet involved in two deadly crashes, even as the rest of the world grounded the plane. Conway G. Gittens reports.

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