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FAA grounds certain Boeing 737 Max 9 jets after Alaska Air incident

Published 01/06/2024, 01:21 PM
Updated 01/06/2024, 01:23 PM
© Reuters.  FAA grounds certain Boeing (BA) 737 Max 9 jets after Alaska Air incident

Regulators and airlines are launching investigations following a midair incident involving a Boeing (NYSE:BA) 737 MAX jet.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a temporary grounding order for certain Boeing 737 MAX aircraft and mandated immediate inspections.

The action comes in response to an emergency landing prompted by the detachment of a section of the aircraft during flight.

United (UAL) and Alaska Airlines (ALK) are reported to be the largest customers of the Boeing 737 MAX-9 model, emphasizing the potential impact on major carriers.

“We are aware of the incident involving Alaska Airlines Flight 1282," a Boeing spokesperson said. “We are working to gather more information and are in contact with our airline customer."

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