Boeing's newest version of the 737 Max makes first flight
Boeing's newest version of the 737 Max makes first flight
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A Boeing 737 cargo aircraft with two crew on board was forced to make an emergency landing on water off Honolulu early Friday after the pilots reported engine trouble, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

"The pilots had reported engine trouble and were attempting to return to Honolulu when they were forced to land the aircraft in the water," the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said in a statement.


Both pilots were rescued, the FAA said. The aircraft was not a 737 Max, the plane that officials had grounded for 20 months through last November after two fatal crashes.

“The pilots had reported engine trouble and were attempting to return to Honolulu when they were forced to land the aircraft in the water,” the FAA said. “According to preliminary information, the U.S. Coast Guard rescued both crew members. The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate.”


Boeing's 737 MAX was cleared to fly by regulators late last year after a 20-month grounding following two accidents that killed hundreds of people.

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