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U.S. Follows the World to Ground Boeing Max, Citing New Evidence

  • Family of 737 Max planes grounded until problem identified
  • FAA action follows grounding of Boeing model by other nations
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Trump Says 737 Max Planes Will Be Grounded
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U.S. regulators reversed course Wednesday and grounded Boeing Co.’s top-selling 737 Max family of airliners after evidence emerged showing a flight that crashed Sunday in Ethiopia may have experienced the same problem as a plane that went down five months ago off Indonesia.

Satellite flight-tracking data, combined with newly discovered evidence from the recent accident, raised suspicions about a safety feature on the Max that was implicated in the Lion Air crash in October, Daniel Elwell, acting administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, said in a briefing.