Southwest Airlines flight with Boeing 737 MAX 8 makes emergency landing in Florida

Kwao Saa

Boeing’s 737 MAX 8 plane is making headlines again. A Southwest Airlines flight with no passengers aboard made an emergency landing shortly after taking off in Florida on Tuesday.

The flight, which was heading to Victorville, California, made an emergency landing in Orlando. The pilots were forced to bring the plane down due to an engine problem. The plane’s second engine began to overheat after reportedly taking in debris on the run way. Southwest Airlines said the Boeing 737 MAX 8 engine did not blow up or catch fire.

The Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane has been in the news after an Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed earlier this month. Another flight with the same Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft crashed in Indonesia late last year. These fatal accidents have put the American plane under scrutiny. […] CONTINUE READING