NTSB: Safety features worked properly in Southwest fuselage breach

The NTSB will conduct lab tests on a 737-300 that suffered a hole in its fuselage during a Monday evening flight from Nashville to Baltimore, but a preliminary examination showed the plane's safety features performed as intended. Federal standards require that planes be able to remain airborne following a breach in their fuselage, with structural reinforcements that prevent a hole from spreading. After Flight 2294 landed safely in Charleston, W.Va., Southwest Airlines inspected its entire fleet of 737-300s and found no sign of additional fuselage problems.

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