New delay in retrieving initial data from 737 MAX 8 'black boxes'
It will also extend the nearly-worldwide grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX 8, an aircraft which has now been involved in two deadly crashes in less than five months. "The FAA also said the grounding will continue until authorities fully examine the flight data recorders and cockpit voice recorders contained in the black boxes, which are actually orange despite the name.That remained the case Thursday morning. "We don't know how long the planes will be grounded," Elwell told ABC News' Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on "Good Morning America. "When we could see the refined data," Elwell told Stephanopoulos, "it matched too closely to the Lion Air trajectory to figure that they weren't similar. "A proposed software fix for the 737 is "almost complete," Elwell said.