ORLANDO: Boeing 737 Max Makes Emergency Landing

The Orlando Sentinel reports:

Southwest flight — a Boeing 737 MAX that was grounded after two crashes — with just two pilots aboard made an emergency landing Tuesday afternoon at Orlando International Airport, a spokeswoman said.

The pilots were flying to California when they encountered engine problems about 10 minutes after takeoff, said Rod Johnson, spokesman for the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. They turned around and landed safely, Johnson said. It happened around 3 p.m.

There were no passengers aboard, Johnson said. According to the FAA order, airlines are allowed to fly the planes without any passengers to a base for a purpose of storage or maintenance.