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A Southwest Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft in California, was forced to return to the Orlando International Airport after declaring an emergency on board.
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According to a statement from the FAA, the plane took off from the Florida airport is approximately 2:50 pm, Tuesday. Soon after, the crew declared an emergency due to a reported engine problem and landed safely back in Orlando just for 3 hours
Only a pilot and co-pilot were on the flight, which was moved to Victorville, California for short-term storage, airport officials said.
According to a statement on Fox News from the Southwest, the Boeing 737 Max 8 will be moved to the airline’s Orlando maintenance facility for a review.
Earlier this month, President Trump and the FAA ordered all Boeing 737 Max 8 And Max 9 aircraft to be grounded after deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash which killed all 157 people on board.
“The grounding will remain in effect, pending further investigation, including examination of information from the aircraft flight data recorder and the cockpit voice recorder,” the FAA said.
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Southwest confirmed in a tweet that the aircraft has suspended activities of the Max 8 and 9 aircraft, as required by the FAA.