FAA Finds Cracks On Wings In 5% Of Older Boeing 737s

FAA Finds Cracks On Wings In 5% Of Older Boeing 737s

Inspections of some older Boeing jets have turned up structural cracks in more than three dozen of them. This raised a new safety issue for the company already dealing with two deadly crashes involving a newer version of the same plane. Boeing said Thursday that airlines worldwide have inspected 810 planes following an order from U.S. safety regulators.

Sandra
Sandra
Coolidge
Coolidge 4 months

5% is hardly an epidemic or disaster. This sounds like it’s a end of service life issue that is not all that sensational, but just in vogue due to recent unrelated issues.

porcus
porcus 4 months

Sounds like they are doing the right thing in finding this _before_ it results in a crash.

Andrew 1010
Andrew 1010 4 months

Well that needs fixing now Doesn't It?

Tin Ego
Tin Ego 4 months

Oh well I’ll just hope my wife and kids get on one that isn’t in that 5% then.

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