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Trump orders all Boeing 737 Max 8 planes to be grounded after two crashes in five months

The United States has grounded Boeing’s 737 MAX aircraft over safety fears, raising questions why it took so long after the Ethiopian Airlines crash killed all 157 people on board.

The US was one of the last countries to shut down the Boeing model after two deadly downings in six months, dozens of nations had made the move soon after the Ethiopia disaster.

Meanwhile, Boeing – facing its worst crisis in years – recommended a temporary suspension of the “entire global fleet” of the 737 MAX aircraft on Wednesday. 

“We are supporting this proactive step out of an abundance of caution,” said Dennis Muilenburg, Boeing’s president, CEO and chairman in a statement on the company’s website.

Via Al Jazeera