Southwest Air Emergency: Inspection Program Missed Cracks in Plane

Neither the Federal Aviation Administration nor Boeing requires an intensive inspection to check for fatigue cracks on the section of passenger jets that tore open mid-flight Friday on a Boeing 737-300, ABC News has learned. After the incident Friday, the revelation calls into question the inspection program for aging U.S. aircraft. The 15-year-old Southwest Airlines jet was inspected in March 2010 with what is known as a D-check, the most comprehensive check for an airplane. Based on...Full Story
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