American 737 MAX with 101 on board declared emergency after engine stalls, lands safely

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Europe is set to lift a 22-month flight ban on the Boeing 737 MAX this week after reviewing submissions by industry experts and whistleblowers, angering relatives of some of the 346 crash victims, who say the move is premature. /VCG

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.

Europe is set to lift a 22-month flight ban on the Boeing 737 MAX this week after reviewing submissions by industry experts and whistleblowers, angering relatives of some of the 346 crash victims, who say the move is premature. /VCG

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)

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