VIDEO: Trump’s Order to Ground Boeing 737 MAX Will Impact T.F. Green

Thursday, March 14, 2019


President Donald Trump on Wednesday afternoon has ordered the grounding of Boeing 737 MAX  effective immediately. Trump said all of the Boeing planes that were currently in flight would be ordered to land. T.F. Green Officials warn that some flights may be impacted.

“Today's announcement by the President impacts Southwest Airlines and Norwegian Air at T.F Green. It is impossible to predict total impacts to operations at this time as there could be a ripple effect across the country at other airports,” said a T.F. Green spokesperson.

 “We continue to evaluate this situation and stay apprised of contingency plans being implemented by our carriers. We would encourage passengers who plan on traveling on Southwest or Norwegian to contact those airlines regarding potential impacts and plans they are putting in place to address affected customers.”

The order follows new information about the recent crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302. The MAX 8 flight crashed into a field shortly after takeoff on Sunday, killing all 157 people aboard. In the following days, dozens of countries grounded the planes after investigators drew parallels between that crash and the Lion Air MAX 8 crash last year that killed 189 people. Prior to Trump's order on Wednesday, Canada also ordered the grounding of the Boeing planes citing the new data. China was the first country to order the suspension of the Boeing MAX 8 and 9 planes on Monday evening.

This story was first published at 3/13/19 5:03 PM.


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