Trump grounds Boeing 737 MAX aircraft

 Trump grounds Boeing 737 MAX aircraft

The U.S. is issuing an emergency order grounding all Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 aircraft "effective immediately," in the wake of the crash of an Ethiopian Airliner, U.S. President Donald Trump said.

"All of those planes are grounded, effective immediately," the AP cited the U.S. leader as saying.

Trump said any airplane currently in the air will go to its destination and then be grounded. He added all airlines and affected pilots had been notified.

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has ordered the temporary grounding of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft operated by U.S. airlines or in U.S. territory.

On March 10, the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX aircraft crashed near Addis Ababa killing all 157 people onboard. On 29 October 2018 a Lion Air Boeing MAX aircraft crashed in Indonesia killing all 189 people onboard.