Boeing 737 Max 9 Operations Suspended

 Flight operations of the Boeing 737 Max 9 aircraft have been suspended worldwide after orders issued by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The directive was issued after an emergency door incident on a 737 Max 9 detached on an Alaska Airlines flight en route from Portland to Ontario last Friday.

The plane made an emergency landing without any loss of life. This FAA order causes the operation of all 171 Boeing 737 Max 9 aircraft to be suspended until the cause of the crash can be determined. The incident involving Alaska Airlines is the third high-profile involving the Boeing 737 Max family.

Previously, all 737 Max series were suspended for 20 months after the fatal accident involving Lion Air 610 and Ethiopian Airlines 302 which killed 346 passengers and crew. An issue with the MCAS system caused both of these planes to plunge until the pilots could not control them. Permission to fly again was granted in November 2020 with Boeing having to pay over $2 Billion in fines due to various issues with the aircraft found by investigators.

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