Rupture of 757 fuselage was caused by factory error, NTSB says

09/22/2011 | Wall Street Journal, The

The National Transportation Safety Board has issued its final report into a hole that opened in the fuselage of a Boeing 757 operated by American Airlines. The investigators determined that a manufacturing error was responsible for the hole. Boeing, which said it cooperated with the investigation, voluntarily issued a safety bulletin urging inspection of certain parts of some 757s after every 30 flights.

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