Trump Announces Immediate Grounding of Boeing 737 Max Planes
US President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday the immediate grounding of all Boeing 737 Max planes following the second crash of the airliner in less than five months.
"The planes are grounded effectively immediately," Mr Trump told. "The safety of the American people and all people is our paramount concern,” he added.
The Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) issued an emergency order. “Those who are currently in mid-flight will be suspended from service as soon as they get landed,” Trump said.
Boeing is under scrutiny after the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 that killed all 157 aboard. The same type of plane belonging to Indonesian Lion Air crashed in October which has killed 189.
Now, the United States is the last major country to pull the jet from service following Sunday's crash in Ethiopia.