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Seven Boeing 737 Max aircraft grounded in the Canaries


Tour operator TUI diverted a flight heading from Banjul in Gambia to Amsterdam on Tuesday and the aircraft landed in Gran Canaria. The passengers were accommodated in a hotel for one night and flown to Amsterdam on Wednesday on another aircraft.
This was only one of seven Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft to be grounded at the Gran Canaria and Tenerife airports after the European Air Security Agency closed airspace to them. Five aircraft are at the Gando Airport and two at Tenerife South. Other countries around the world have followed suit. Two other aircraft are grounded at Malaga and Alicante. This followed a fatal accident in which an aircraft of this type crashed in Ethiopia last Sunday. It is the second crash involving a Boeing 737 Max 8 in five months, and complaints have also been made by pilots in the US about problems following take-off. The aircraft will remain grounded until the European Air Security Agency considers them safe to fly.
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