1/2/2013
Federal safety officials said Monday they are ordering additional inspections of some Boeing 737 jets after a hole tore open in a Southwest Airlines plane during flight in 2009. The FAA is calling for more inspections on 737-300, -400 and -500 models. The FAA previously issued rules back in 2005 and said those rules would be expanded to include new inspection methods with scanning technology, checks of more areas of the plane, the installation of additional reinforcements and checks for loose fasteners. The new rules are expected to be issued today. (Image Credit: Boeing)
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