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Boeing 737 Max Makes Emergency Landing At Orlando International Airport

File photo of Boeing's 737 MAX 8 jet.
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A Boeing 737 Max 8 flown by Southwest Airlines sits at the gate at Baltimore Washington International Airport on Wednesday. "The grounding will remain in effect pending further investigation, including examination of information from the aircraft's flight data recorders and cockpit voice recorders," the FAA said in a statement.

A Boeing 737 MAX plane made an emergency landing Tuesday afternoon at Orlando International Airport.

The Orlando Sentinel reports there were no passengers on board the Southwest Airlines plane. The FAA grounded all 737 MAX 8 & 9 planes earlier this month as regulators investigate two fatal crashes involving the plane.

Two pilots flying the plane experienced engine trouble about ten minutes after takeoff. The aircraft returned and landed safely.

Airlines are allowed to fly the planes without any passengers to a base for a purpose of storage or maintenance.

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