Logan Airport terminal. (Chris Fama/WBZ NewsRadio)
BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Fifteen flights at Boston's Logan Airport are cancelled Thursday because they utilized the Boeing 737 Max airliner—the plane ordered grounded in the US yesterday due to potential safety concerns.
The flights were carried by Southwest, United, and American.
It was only after days of pressure that the US followed with nations across the globe by grounding the Boeing Super Max 8 and 9 fleet. The wave of groundings followed the second major crash within five months involving the planes.
The FAA originally was reluctant to ground the prospective gems of the fleet. The jets flew an average of 280 domestic flights a day.
One United flight headed from Boston to Houston had already boarded and was on the runway ready to take flight.
"We were sitting on the tarmac for a couple hours," passenger Brad Beauregaurd told WBZ NewsRadio's Chris Fama. "And then they couldn't get word as to why we weren't taking off."
The passengers got the information about the groundings when they got back to the terminal.
WBZ NewsRadio's Chris Fama (@CFamaWBZ) reports