Inspections Of 737s Ordered After Southwest Incident The Federal Aviation Administration is ordering all airlines to inspect the fuselages of older 737 aircraft for cracks after the skin of a Southwest Airlines jet ruptured Friday, forcing an emergency landing in Arizona. Already Southwest has found cracks in three more 737-300s, raising concerns about the airworthiness of the Boeing planes.
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Inspections Of 737s Ordered After Southwest Incident

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Inspections Of 737s Ordered After Southwest Incident

Inspections Of 737s Ordered After Southwest Incident

Inspections Of 737s Ordered After Southwest Incident

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The Federal Aviation Administration is ordering all airlines to inspect the fuselages of older 737 aircraft for cracks after the skin of a Southwest Airlines jet ruptured Friday, forcing an emergency landing in Arizona. Already Southwest has found cracks in three more 737-300s, raising concerns about the airworthiness of the Boeing planes.

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