Boeing 737 Max resumes flying, almost 2 years after worldwide grounding

The controversial jet was grounded in 2019 after two crashes that killed everybody on board.

The first U.S. commercial flight on Boeing’s troubled 737 Max jet left Miami for New York’s LaGuardia Airport on Tuesday morning, almost two years after the aircraft was grounded worldwide.

The Max was banned in March 2019 after a Lion Air crash in October 2018 in Indonesia killed 189 people and was followed five months later by an Ethiopian Airlines crash that caused the death of all 157 people aboard.

American Airlines Flight 718 departed Miami International Airport at around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. The airline plans to fly the Max from Miami to New York and back through Jan. 4 before adding more routes.

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