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Trump says FAA will ground Boeing 737 MAX 8, 737 MAX 9 planes following deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash

By Nicole Darrah | Fox News

Boeing faces fresh scrutiny after second deadly flight: Is the FAA doing enough?

President Trump said the FAA will announce later Wednesday the grounding of two Boeing 737 Max jets, one model of which was involved in the fatal Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed 157 people.

Trump said both the Boeing 737 Max 8 and 737 Max 9 models will be "grounded upon landing" at their destinations.

The news comes after Canada's transport minister earlier Wednesday announced the country would be barring the Max 8 jet from its airspace, saying satellite tracking data shows possible but unproven similarities between the Ethiopian Airliner crash that killed 157 people and a previous crash involving the model five months ago.

The president said that the U.S. worked in conjunction with Canada to make the decision to ground the planes. He added that his administration is also working closely with Boeing and other countries on the matter.

Airlines in other countries around the world, including Ethiopia, China, Indonesia and elsewhere, grounded the jetliner on Monday.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.