President Trump grounds all Boeing 737 Max 8 & Max 9 aircraft

The emergency order from the President comes in the wake of an Ethiopian Airliner crash that killed 157 people.

Posted: Mar 13, 2019 11:50 AM
Updated: Mar 13, 2019 3:28 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says the U.S. is issuing an emergency order grounding all Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 aircraft in the wake of a crash of an Ethiopian Airliner that killed 157 people.

Many nations in the world had already barred the Boeing 737 Max 8 from its airspace, but until now, the Federal Aviation Administration had been saying that it didn't have any data to show the jets are unsafe.

Trump said Wednesday that the FAA would be making the announcement soon to ground the planes.

He says any plane currently in the air will go to its destination and then be grounded.

Trump says pilots and airlines have been notified.

He says the safety of the American people is of "paramount concern."

NewsWatch 12 checked and the Medford Airport says these planes don't fly through the local airport.

Here's what US pilots who fly the Boeing 737 Max have to say about the jet's performance.

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