Elizabeth Warren urges FAA to ground Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) cited new satellite data and evidence from the scene of Sunday's crash near Addis Ababa for its decision to ground the planes.

Each month, there are 379 flights using 737 Max 8 and Max 9 planes coming to and from Orlando International Airport, an airport official said Wednesday.

Foreign investigators examine wreckage at the scene where the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 crashed shortly after takeoff.

"All of those planes are grounded, effective immediately", Trump said during a scheduled briefing on border security.

"This safety notice restricts commercial passenger flights from any air operator, both domestic and foreign, of the Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 aircraft from arriving, departing, or overflying Canadian airspace", Garneau said.

But the list of countries banning the plane continued to grow Wednesday.

While groundings of the Max probably wouldn't spur mass order cancellations, "this nevertheless spurs worries that the Max is flawed and could lose share to the Neo if customers, pilots and/or passengers sour on the aircraft", said Jonathan Raviv, an analyst at Citigroup Inc. "'Best guess from me is airspeed fluctuation" due to a brief weather system overwhelming the plane's automation. Pilots could counteract the sudden downward tilt by flipping two switches and manually holding the aircraft stable, the planemaker said.

The Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed six minutes after taking off for Nairobi.

As in the other flight, the plane's low-altitude-warning system issued an audio warning.

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Anxiety was also evident among travellers, who rushed to find out from social media whether they were booked to fly on 737 MAX planes - the same model involved in the Lion Air crash off Indonesia that killed 189 people in October.

Sunday's crash that killed 157 in Ethiopia is only mentioned in passing.

Though the two pilots filed their complaints previous year, it's not clear if anything came of their notes.

The FAA said on Twitter the grounding was ordered "as a result of the data gathering process and new evidence collected at the site and analyzed today". The autopilot has to be off for MCAS to kick in'.

Five complaints from American pilots in a federal database, first uncovered by the Dallas Morning News on Tuesday, revealed apparent problems controlling the aircraft. 'The Flight Manual is inadequate and nearly criminally insufficient'. After the FAA gave the Boeing plane the all-clear, Australian aviation authorities still chose to ground the planes.

A spokesman said: "The CAA has been closely monitoring the situation". Southwest has said the same thing.

Oman, Norwegian Air Shuttle and South Korean airline Eastar Jet were among the latest to halt use of the Boeing model.

Even President Donald Trump weighed in, tweeting that additional "complexity creates danger" in modern aircraft and hinders pilots from making "split second decisions" to ensure passengers' safety.

Again, preliminary data appears to capture a brief and erratic flight. That delivered a one-two punch for an aircraft type that has ranked among the world's safest since it started flying in the 1960s.

  • Sonia Alvarado