US grounds Boeing 737 Max

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Added On March 15, 2019

The United States is grounding all Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 aircraft, following two crashes by the model in recent months.
 
SOUNDBITE(ENGLISH): DONALD TRUMP, US President
 
"We're going to be ordering an emergency order to ground all Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 planes associated with that line. Any airplane currently in the air will go to its destination and then be grounded."
 
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) followed up on Trump's remarks, ordering the temporary grounding of Boeing 737 Max aircraft operated by U.S. airlines or in U.S. territory.
The FAA said that "new evidence collected at the site and analyzed today" led to the latest decision, adding that the grounding will remain in effect pending further investigation.
 
Boeing said it has "full confidence" in the safety of its 737 Max aircraft, but it supports action to temporarily ground the entire global fleet of 737 Max "out of an abundance of caution."
 
Earlier, Canada announced it is pulling Boeing 737 Max aircraft from the sky.
 
The two countries joined several others, including China, the European Union and Indonesia, in grounding all flights involving the plane.
 
 An Ethiopian Airlines plane en route from Addis Ababa to Nairobi, Kenya crashed Sunday, killing all 157 people aboard.
 
Last October, a Lion Air plane crash in Indonesia killed all 189 people on board.
 
Both were Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft and circumstances surrounding both crashes shared alarming similarities.