FAA: Airlines must inspect 737s for cracks
Following Southwest Airlines' emergency landing Friday because of cracks in one of its planes, the Federal Aviation Administration is now calling for inspections of older Boeing 737s, The New York Times is reporting.
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#1 Apr 5, 2011
Reminds me of that Aloha Airlines Flight 243,a Boeing 737-200 .flight suffered extensive damage after an explosive decompression in flight.Tore off much of the Fuselage roof.. Passengers sitting in space...Amazing ..they landed.Only one life was lost..the Flight attendant Blown out at altitude.
Since then great care was to examine the stress factors on all parts of a plane....this 737 had skin replacement already...At 1100lbs per square inch..its amazing the thin skin holds so well....The Boeing 737,is one of the worlds great planes,has a great record for Safety..But in life ..SHIT HAPPENS.
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#2 Apr 6, 2011
A great plane, but SW does a lot of short hops, and it is an old plane. Regular nspections must be mandated on old planes n US service.
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