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Southwest Boeing 737 Max makes emergency landing in Florida

Christian Fernsby |
The crew of a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 Max declared an emergency situation in Florida shortly after takeoff and returned to Orlando’s main airport on Tuesday.

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That was after reporting an engine problem, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

The FAA grounded this type of aircraft earlier this month following two fatal crashes of the popular model.

Airlines aren’t allowed to fly passengers under the FAA’s order. The Southwest plane, which was not carrying passengers, was bound for Victorville, Cal., where the carrier is storing the aircraft in a facility in the western Mojave Desert.


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