CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - On Wednesday afternoon, President Donald Trump ordered the FAA to ground all Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 planes.
Prior to the announcement, Southwest had a flight planned from Phoenix to Cleveland that was due in on Thursday.
Passengers at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport heard the news as they rushed to catch a plane.
Kenny Burch came into Cleveland a few days ago on Southwest.
He’s glad the planes were grounded, and isn’t ready to board a Max 8 “...until they knew exactly what’s going on.”
Three airlines at Cleveland’s airport fly the Boeing Max aircraft.
Southwest has 34 Max 8s, American Airlines has 24 Max 8s and United has 14 Max 9s.
“I don’t want to be on a plane that’s going down, I don’t think anyone does,” concluded Burch.
A timetable for the aircraft’s return has not yet been announced.