Boeing aircraft grounded in wake of crashes
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Boeing aircraft grounded in wake of crashes

August 28, 2019


DETAILS. CHERISE: IF YOU ARE PREPARING TO
FLY OUT OF HERE THE GOOD NEWS IS
AT THIS AIRPORT, ONLY SOUTHWEST
USES THAT AIRCRAFT AND AIRPORT
OFFICIALS SAY NO FLIGHTS WERE
IMMEDIATELY IMPACTED. THE GROUNDING TODAY ALLOWED ALL
FLIGHTS USING THOSE MODELS OF
AIRCRAFT TO PROCEED TO THEIR
DESTINATIONS, AIRLINES ARE NOW
WORKING WITH PASSENGERS TO
REBOOK ANY FLIGHTS THAT MAY BE IMPACTED. SOUTHWEST SAYING TODAY ON THEIR
WEBSITE THEY HAVE REMOVED 34 MAX
8 AIRCRAFT FROM SCHEDULED
SERVICE. IT COMES AFTER THE DEADLY CRASH
IN ETHIOPIA OVER THE WEEKEND
THAT KILLED 157 PEOPLE, AND A
CRASH IN INDONESIA LAST OCTOBER,
KILLING ALL 189 PEOPLE ONBOARD,
INVESTIGATORS ARE FOCUSED ON THE AIRCRAFT’S AUTOPILOT. AUTHORITIES SAY AT LEAST TWO
U.S. PILOTS REPORTED TO NASA
THAT THEIR AIRCRAFT SUDDENLY
POINTED NOSE DOWNWARD ONCE IN
AUTOPILOT. TRAVELERS HERE IN MANCHESTER HAD
MIXED REACTIONS.>>I THINK IT IS PRUDENT, AS
LONG AS ALL THE INFORMATION IS
IN, IT IS A PRUDENT MOVE. CERTAINLY DON’T WANT TO PUT
PEOPLE IN A BAD SITUATION.>>THAT IS PROBABLY THE RIGHT
THING TO DO, I HAVE NO PROBLEM
FLYING. I FLY ON THEM ALL THE TIME. TWO OF CRASHED OUT OF HOW MANY
THOUSAND FLIGHTS? CHERISE: BOEING SAID IN A
STATEMENT IT HAS FULL CONFIDENCE
IN THE MAX 8, BUT IS
RECOMMENDING THE GROUNDING OUT
OF AN ABUNDANCE OF CAU

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