The United States has joined a growing list of countries grounding Boeing 737 Max planes.
Following an order by the US Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday, the 74 planes the US owns were also grounded.
Two fatal crashes of the planes, 350 of which exist in global fleets, have cost 346 lives in less than five months.
The airlines operating the aircraft in the States include United Airlines, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines.
Southwest Airlines, for its part, said it was complying with the new requirement
“As a result, we have removed our 34 MAX 8 aircraft from scheduled service. Southwest operates a fleet of more than 750 Boeing 737s, and the 34 MAX 8 aircraft account for less than five percent of our daily flights,” it noted. we remain confident in the MAX 8 after completing more than 88,000 flight hours accrued over 41,000 flights, we support the actions of the FAA and other regulatory agencies and governments…