‘No basis’ to ground Boeing 737 MAX planes: US

Boeing 737 MAX
Boeing 737 MAX, Image Credit: Xinhua

Washington, March 13: US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said it saw “no basis” to ground Boeing 737 MAX planes, despite two deadly crashes involving aircraft in last five months.

“Thus far, our review shows no systemic performance issues and provides no basis to order grounding the aircraft. Nor have other civil aviation authorities provided data to us that would warrant action,” the statement said on Tuesday.

The statement came amid mounting safety concerns following two crashes involving Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes in a short span of five months, Xinhua reported.

Globally many countries including Sinagpore China, the European Union, India, Australia have banned the plane from their airspace after an Ethiopian Airlines’ Boeing 737-800 MAX flight crashed on Sunday claiming lives of all 157 people on board.

Last year in October, a Lion Air crashed in Indonesia, in which all 189 people on board were killed.

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