US grounded Boeing 737 Max 9 for safety investigation

US grounded Boeing 737 Max 9 for safety investigation

This is about a very small percentage of the aircraft built under the Boeing 737 name, with a total of more than 170 aircraft worldwide. The FAA requires that prospective fliers conduct an investigation first.

Aviation company Boeing has been manufacturing the Boeing-737 since 1967. It is one of the most successful medium-haul airlines in the world. Of course more than 10,000 of these were sold in all variants.

KLM does not have a maximum of 9

Dutch (former) airlines such as Air Holland, KLM, Martinair and Transavia also fly or have flown with 737s from manufacturer Boeing.

As far as we know, KLM does not currently have any grounded Max 9 aircraft.

Early this morning (Dutch time), an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 Max 9 lost part of its fuselage 35 minutes after takeoff from Portland, Oregon. The flight with 177 people on board landed safely.

The airline and regulator the Federal Aviation Administration say they are investigating exactly what happened. Aircraft maker Boeing said a team of experts was ready to help with the investigation.

The images show a large gap in the device, possibly due to the lack of an emergency door:

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