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U.S. grounds Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes

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Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8. Photo credit: Tomás Del Coro [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

President Trump announced today that the U.S. is grounding Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes. This is an about-face for the FAA, which insisted the planes were safe. More than 40 countries have suspended flights on Boeing 737 MAX 8s after Sunday’s deadly crash in Ethiopia.