27 January 2014
The FAA is expected today to call for safety checks on more than 400 Boeing 767 jets because movable tail sections, known as an “elevator,” may jam and cause pilots to lose control. The potentially dysfunctional elevators have not been identified as causing an accident. The FAA became aware of the issue in 2000, when the agency ordered enhanced checks to find problems. The inspections were a temporary response while Boeing designed a permanent fix, which regulators will now direct the airlines to make. The mandate will be effective in March and requires the replacement of suspicious parts within six years. (Image Credit: Boeing)
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