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Southwest Airlines finds cracks on two Boeing 737 NGs

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | October 9, 2019
Southwest Airlines said it found cracks on two Boeing 737 NG airplanes and removed them from service.
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This is after U.S. regulators last week ordered urgent inspections.

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The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration last week told aircraft operators to inspect 165 Boeing 737 NG airliners for structural cracks within seven days after the issue was found on a small number of planes.

Southwest, which did not find any issues in the “vast majority” of the planes, said it “removed the two aircraft from our operation and reported the findings to Boeing and the FAA. The aircraft will remain out of our schedule until the issues have been fully resolved.”