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Boeing 737 Max 9s halted by several airlines for inspection after U.S. accident


 , Updated 13:03, 07-Jan-2024

A growing number of international airlines have suspended use of Boeing 737 Max 9 planes in the wake of a serious mid-air accident on Friday, when a part of the aircraft's fuselage blew out on an Alaska Airlines flight out of Portland in the U.S. state of Oregon.

Alaska Airlines said on Saturday it had halted flights by 18 Max 9 planes pending potential additional maintenance work that U.S. regulators may require, followed by moves from the United Airlines and Turkish Airlines who both imposed a temporary halt on Boeing Max 9s to conduct inspections.

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FAA requiring inspections before some Boeing 737 MAX 9 flights can resume

In Malaysia, the civil aviation authority on Sunday issued a notice requiring all airlines operating Boeing's 737 Max series of passenger jets in the country to carry out safety checks before January 10. 

(With input from agencies)

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