The National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) announced this Sunday (7) that the Boeing 737 Max 9 will be grounded in Brazil following the incident on the Alaska Airlines flight.
Last Friday (5), a panel in the plane's cabin structure exploded and opened mid-air, forcing the pilot to make an emergency landing with 171 passengers and 6 crew members on board.
After North American officials imposed an immediate veto on the model, the decision will be applied nationwide. According to the federal agency, the plane is operated by Coba Airlines at Cuarulhos Airport in Greater São Paulo on international flights.
“The airline has already announced that it will suspend operations of the aircraft for the necessary technical review until the aircraft is returned to service,” Anac said in a statement.
The statement also highlighted that “the company is working to minimize impacts on passengers and Anak is monitoring this process.”
“The airworthiness order of the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued in relation to the Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft, which determined the immediate cessation of operations with the model, automatically applies to operations in Brazil” , and Anac. .
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