Boeing planes grounded at Tampa International Airport

Boeing planes grounded at Tampa International Airport

On Sunday an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 went down minutes into a flight to Nairobi, killing all 157 people on board.

Meanwhile, France's Bureau of Enquiry and Analysis for Civil Aviation Safety (BEA) in Paris has tweeted a picture of the Flight Data Recorder (FDR), provided by the Ethiopian investigation team, reports CNN.

The crash was the second involving the same model in less than six months, as 189 people were killed in October when a Lion Air plane crashed in Indonesia.

The ban, it follows, represents a major blow for Boeing amidst a global backlash against the company's insistence on the model's safety and similar groundings of the jet from the European Union to China.

The Federal Aviation Administration has resisted calls to ground the planes.

"Any plane now in the air will go to its destination and thereafter be grounded until further notice", President Trump said.

Garneau announced the move Wednesday morning, citing "new data" that warrants temporarily grounding the passenger jets as a precautionary measure.

That means the planes will also be grounded at Pittsburgh International Airport.

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Airline passengers FOX 5 spoke with are applauding the decision to ground all MAX 8 and 9 planes in the United States.

Trump is calling the decision to ground the Max 8 and 9's more precautionary than mandatory, but Powell understands the reasoning for erring on the side of caution.

Air Canada cancelled London-bound flights from Halifax and St. John's, N.L., after the United Kingdom banned all Boeing Max 8 jets in its airspace. All planes in the air at the time of the agency's order were allowed to reach their destinations but prohibited from taking off again, the FAA said in a statement.

"We are making adjustments to our schedule to minimize the disruption to customers as much as possible, by optimizing the deployment of the rest of our fleet and looking at alternative options, including accommodating customers on other airlines", an Air Canada spokesperson said.

On Wednesday, the chief executive of Ethiopian Airlines, Tewolde Gebremariam told the BBC that all 737 Max aircraft worldwide should be grounded until the causes of the crash were known.

Ultimately, the FAA found what they believed to be similarities between this most recent crash and the late 2018 crash of another 737 MAX 8, indicating that there might be a serious problem with the planes that couldn't be explained away as pilot error.

The order will be in place "until further notice", the president said while voicing confidence that Boeing would get to the bottom of the issue.