Southwest Airlines — which had 31 Boeing 737 aircrafts in service — has grounded them all indefinitely now that an emergency order was put in place by President Trump on Wednesday.
All Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 9 jets are grounded right now in the wake of the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane that killed 157 people.
Other countries had previously grounded these planes already, but the FAA said it didn’t have any data showing the Boeing Max’s were unsafe and were against the grounding.
President Trump issued the emergency order yesterday afternoon, saying new information has come to light in the ongoing investigation into the crash.
Satellite-based tracking shows there are similarities between the deadly Ethiopian Airlines and the Lion Air crash that happened back in October 2018.
As dozens of countries continue to search for answers, the investigation will continue on in Paris, France.
For now, the grounding will definitely be impacting flights.
If you are traveling, you are strongly advised to check with your airline for the latest information.
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