Distress at Piarco airport over grounding of AA aircraft

THE United States government’s decision yesterday to ground all Boeing 737 Max jets until further notice has caused distress locally.

Students, those with sick relatives and business people have now been put to scramble for passage out of Trinidad and Tobago.

At least one American Airlines 737 Max jet is now parked at Piarco International Airport, having arrived on Tuesday but unable to leave the country yesterday following orders from US President Donald Trump.