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Federal officials order grounding of Boeing 737 Max 9 jetliners after a plane suffers a blowout

Required inspections will affect about 171 airplanes worldwide

Alaska Airlines planes are shown parked at gates as the skies are painted pink and light blue from the sun rising.
Alaska Airlines planes are shown parked at gates at sunrise, March 1, 2021, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. An Alaska Airlines flight made an emergency landing in Oregon on Friday, Jan. 5, 2024, after a window and chunk of its fuselage blew out in mid-air, media reports said. (Ted S. Warren/AP Photo)
By Audrey McAvoy and David Koenig Associated Press
Federal officials on Saturday ordered the immediate grounding of Boeing 737 Max 9 jetliners until th
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