Chattanooga Airport, travelers react to emergency order


CHATTANOOGA, Tenn (WDEF) – An emergency order on Wednesday grounded Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 9 airplanes after the deadly Ethiopian Airlines plane crash.

The FAA said they have new information about that crash and data shows similarities between the crash and another that happened in October.

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The Chattanooga Airport released a statement about the order:

“Currently none of our air carriers use 737s to service Chattanooga. Regarding questions about delays or interruptions due the President’s orders, please contact the individual air carriers for that information.”

Travelers News 12 spoke with today didn’t seem too concerned.

Jim Odom, who has multiple connecting flights, is traveling to Ethiopia.

He said he was not worried when he heard the planes would be grounded.

“I kind of look at it like if you were worried about a Nissan or Ford vehicle crashing on the way home from work today. Just because one or two crashed, doesn’t mean the one that you’re going to be driving is going to crash,” Odom said.

“It’s okay that they did it. I’m not overly concerned one way or the other. I think it’s probably a good thing to be safe rather than sorry.”