Trump: US issuing ’emergency order’ grounding all Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 aircraft following Ethiopia crash
US President Donald Trump has announced that the US was issuing an emergency order grounding all Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 aircraft following the Ethiopian Airline crash.
The Federal Aviation Administration had previously held out while many countries banned the Max 8 from flying over their airspace.
The black box from the Boeing that crashed and killed all 157 people on board on Sunday will be sent overseas for analysis but no country has been chosen, an Ethiopian Airlines spokesperson said on Wednesday, as much of the world grounded or barred the plane model and grieving families arrived at the disaster site.
The disaster is the second with a Max 8 plane in just five months.
While some aviation experts have warned against drawing conclusions until more information on the latest crash emerges, much of the world, including the entire European Union, has grounded the Boeing jetliner or banned it from their airspace.