A Indonesia temporarily grounded three Boeing 737-9 MAX planes after part of an Alaska Airlines plane came loose during a flight last week.
The three aircraft belong to Indonesian airline Lion Air and had been grounded since Saturday, according to ABC News. The decision was made by the Indonesian Ministry of Transport, together with the US Federal Aviation Administration, in order to guarantee the safety of flights.
After the Alaska Airlines plane was forced to make an emergency landing due to a part of the aircraft coming loose, US authorities grounded some Boeing 737 Max 9 planes. The aircraft of this model operated by Alaska Airlines and United Airlines were also suspended.
The Federal Aviation Administration also issued a directive ordering 171 737 Max 9 planes to undergo an “immediate inspection”, with the operation estimated to take between four and eight hours per aircraft.
In 2019, Indonesia temporarily grounded Boeing 737 Max 8 planes after a plane crashed in October 2018. 189 people died in the plane crash.
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