FAA issues airworthiness directive on 737 cracks

11/3/2011 | Aviation Daily

The Federal Aviation Administration is concerned about cracks in the fuselage of several Boeing 737 models. The FAA issued an airworthiness directive requiring more frequent inspections on the fuselage, as well as earlier inspections. The cracks "could reduce the structural capability of the frames to sustain limit loads and result in cracking in the fuselage skin and subsequent rapid depressurization of the airplane," the FAA said.

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