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Boeing 737 Max jet makes emergency landing in Florida

Posted: 4:27 PM, Mar 26, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-26 17:27:33-04
Boeing 737 Max jet makes emergency landing in Florida

Two weeks after being grounded by the FAA, a Boeing 737 Max airplane en route from Orlando, Florida, to Victorville, California, had to return to Orlando International Airport to make an emergency landing Tuesday afternoon, the Associated Press reported.

The jet, which was being shuttled to California for storage, only had two pilots on board.

The jet belongs to Southwest Airlines, according to the AP.

The Boeing 737 Max was grounded by US officials two weeks ago following the second deadly crash involving the series of planes. The AP reported that the emergency was not related to a glitch in the anti-stall software, which investigators believe caused the two previous planes to crash.

On March 13, the FAA released a statement that said, "The grounding (of Boeing 737 Max planes) will remain in effect pending further investigation, including examination of information from the aircraft’s flight data recorders and cockpit voice recorders. An FAA team is in Ethiopia assisting the NTSB as parties to the investigation of the Flight 302 accident. The agency will continue to investigate."