Trump GROUNDS Boeing 737 Max planes effective immediately

The United States say it will no longer fly the Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 after an Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed Sunday shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa, killing all 157 people on board. President Trump said he was grounding all flights using both models – ‘effective immediately’ – in an emergency order of prohibition on Wednesday afternoon. Any plane that is currently in the air will be allowed to land, and then the planes will be grounded until further notice, he said.

Trump made the decision following conversations with Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg and the Federal Aviation Administration he said, after ‘new information’ and ‘physical evidence’ emerged on tragic incidents involving the planes. ‘They are all in agreement with the action,’ Trump announced. ‘Planes that are in the air will be grounded, if they’re the 737 Max, will be grounded upon landing at the destination.’

Source: Mail Online

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.