Chinese authorities ground Boeing 737 MAX 8


#1

So, following the ET302 crash, and as some of you may know from the IFC, Chinese authorities have grounded the 737 MAX 8. The UK grounded them following Europe too.


#2

Why do they need to ground the 737 Max 8 just because there are already 2 accidents involving 737 Max 8?


#3

I think it’s for the safety of us. If we have 2 accidents with the same causes we would have to fix the problem before we could let the bird fly again.


#4

Both accidents happened within 5 months. Both planes where less then 6 months old (one 2 other 4) Both accidents no one survived :cry:


Grounding the plane is a precaution thing to keep the public safe. It’s the right thing for them to do.


#5

I wonder what plane will replace the 737 Max 8?


#6

No plane will replace it, they will probably just use other ones for the duration of it being grounded. Once the issue is fixed, they will resume using them.


#7

Doesn’t grounded means the plane would have to stop flying?


#8

Yes, it’s temporary only for now. When the plane is safe to fly, the grounding will be removed.