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Jet Airways grounds 737 Max plane again

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The newly-inducted 737 Max plane of private carrier was pulled out of the operations again, the second time in less than a week, as an engine snag forced the to ground the plane here for more than a day, an industry source said.

The 737 Max aircraft (VT-JXA), which landed in the city from on Friday evening, was put back into operations today morning, after more than 36 hours of it being grounded.

"The of the 737 Max aircraft, operating Jet Airways flight 9W 311 from to Mumbai, reported engine problem after landing in Following inspection, the aircraft was taken out of operations," the source said.

737 Max airplanes are powered by CFM International LEAP-1B engines.

A query sent to did not elicit any response till the time of filing this report.

This was the second time in less than a week that that the newly-inducted aircraft had to be grounded.

The left engine of this plane had suffered a bird hit during a Mumbai-Chennai flight on July 3, which resulted into grounding of the aircraft for almost a day.

The Naresh Goyal-led currently has two 737 Max in the fleet.

The had taken the delivery of its maiden 737 Max aircraft (VT AXA) out of the 225 on order from Boeing on June 19, while the second such plane was delivered to the

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First Published: Sun, July 08 2018. 16:10 IST