FAA weighs its response after finding structural cracks on 767s

06/22/2010 | Wall Street Journal, The · Reuters · Google

The Federal Aviation Administration is considering new safety mandates after American Airlines discovered structural cracks in several of its Boeing 767 aircraft. The cracks were found in engine pylons, parts that attach the engine to the wing. "We are considering additional action, including requiring more frequent" pylon inspections, an FAA spokesman said. Regulators have been working closely with American and Boeing during inspections carried out over the past two weeks, and a spokesman for the airline emphasized that the cracks "were caught when they should have been."

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