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Boeing 737 MAX 9 has been grounded. The Polish Civil Aviation Authority reassures. Statement of the Polish fleet

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“No Polish airline has Boeing 737 MAX-9s in its fleet,” assured the spokeswoman of the Civil Aviation Office. The announcement was issued after Alaska Airlines grounded all planes of this version. This was the result of a flight during which a window and a piece of fuselage skin fell off the plane shortly after take-off.

The incident involving the Alaska Airlines plane occurred on Friday approximately 35 minutes after take-off. It was Flight 1282 from Portland, Oregon, to Ontario, California. There were 171 passengers and six crew members on board.

The plane was at an altitude of almost 5,000 meters when a fragment of the fuselage intended for the possible installation of additional doors broke off. There was a sudden drop in blood pressure. Passengers were ordered to put on oxygen masks. The plane made an emergency return to the airport.

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An Alaska Airlines plane with a hole in the fuselage was forced to make an emergency landingReuters/Instagram/@strawberrvy

The Federal Aviation Administration has ordered inspections of more than 170 planes of this type.

CAA: no Polish airline has Boeing MAX-9s in its fleet

On Sunday, Civil Aviation Office spokeswoman Karina Lisowska said that “no Polish airline has B737-9 MAX in its fleet”, hence “there is no need to ground this type of machines.”

“Passengers, understandably, do not have to distinguish between aircraft models, but there is no reason to worry. B737-8 are safe,” she assured in another entry.

In a separate announcement, the CAA mentioned that “PLL LOT, Enter Air and Buzz use Boeing 737-8 MAX machines, which have not been excluded from service.”

A Boeing 737 MAX-8 plane in LOT colors just after arrival from the Boeing factory in Renton to WarsawPhoto from December 2, 2017PAP/Tomasz Gzell

Main photo source: PAP/Tomasz Gzell

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