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Boeing 737 Max Makes Emergency Landing At Orlando International Airport

File photo of Boeing's 737 MAX 8 jet.

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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Brendan Byrne

About Brendan Byrne

Space Reporter and 'Intersection' Producer

Brendan covers space news for WMFE, everything from rocket launches to the latest scientific discoveries in our universe. He hosts "Are We There Yet?", WMFE's space exploration podcast He also helps produce WMFE's twice-weekly public affairs show "Intersection," working with host Matthew Peddie to shape the ... Read Full Bio »