Trump Grounds Planes for Safety Concerns
All Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 Grounded within U.S.
Out of an abundance of caution to provide the best public safety, all Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 airplanes have been grounded in the United States. President Trump said, "the safety of the American people, and all people, is our paramount concern. He spoke with Boeing's CEO earlier today who agreed to temporarily suspend the operations of their entire global fleet of 371 and 737 aircraft.
Several federal agencies will be supporting the FAA's investigation.
This action follows a fatal Ethiopian Airlines crash on Sunday and new pilot feedback of the aircraft being brought to light.
- For members of the Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, and National Transportation Safety Board as they work together ensure the safety of the planes for the public use.
- For President Trump and his staff as they support the federal agencies looking into the planes.
- For safety for pilots and passengers on flights that have not been grounded yet, and for those whose travel has been interrupted.
- For the mechanics and workers who service and work to care for the planes.