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FAA launches probe after incident reveals 12 inch large crack on Boeing 737

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | March 14, 2020
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said yesterday it has begun a probe following an in-flight incident involving an older Southwest Airlines Boeing 737.
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The FAA said the aircraft was en route to Boise, Idaho, from Las Vegas on Monday and experienced a gradual loss of cabin pressure at one point before reaching the destination without any injury to the passengers.

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An initial inspection of the aircraft by the FAA revealed a 12-inch crack on the crown skin in an area that already requires inspections every 1,500 flight cycles.

The Wall Street Journal reported the aviation safety regulator was investigating potential structural problems affecting hundreds of Boeing 737 jets.

“The aircraft was taken out of service and is currently in maintenance receiving repairs,” Southwest said in a statement.


 

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