A Boeing 737 MAX on Friday experienced a possible mechanical issue on its way to New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport, that resulted in “the pilot turning off the engine due to a possible mechanical problem,” said the American Airlines. Fortunately, The plane landed safely in Newark, New Jersey.
The plane had departed from Miami, Florida with 95 passengers and six crew members on board. The problem is said to have been to an oil pressure gauge, however, the US aviation authority FAA is now investigating the incident.
The 737 MAX was grounded worldwide since spring 2019 after two fatal accidents within months. The crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia claimed 346 lives.
In Europe, the 737 MAX was allowed to fly again in January. The United States and Brazil lifted the flight ban in November last year.
(With input from agencies)