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US says 'no basis' to ground Boeing 737 MAX planes

IANS  |  Washington 

US Federal Administration (FAA) said it saw "no basis" to ground 737 MAX planes, despite two recent similar crashes involving in the series.

"Thus far, our review shows no systemic performance issues and provides no basis to order grounding the Nor have other civil 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 737 MAX 8 planes in a short span of five months, reported.

An plane en route from to Nairobi, crashed on Sunday, killing all 157 people aboard. A crash in October last year in killed all 189 people on board.

A growing list of countries and airlines have terminated the operation of the model, while US lawmakers, experts and industry associations are calling for its grounding in the US.

According to the FAA, currently 74 737 MAX 8 planes are operated by US carriers.



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First Published: Wed, March 13 2019. 06:36 IST