South­west grounds 2 Boe­ing planes

The Korea Times - - WORLD BUSINESS -

DAL­LAS (AP) — South­west Air­lines said Wed­nes­day it grounded two Boe­ing jets af­ter find­ing cracks in parts that con­nect the wings to the planes’ fuse­lage.

The planes were among a group of older jets that had to be in­spected within seven days, un­der an emer­gency or­der from the Fed­eral Avi­a­tion Ad­min­is­tra­tion.

Last week, the FAA or­dered air­lines to in­spect Boe­ing 737s, start­ing with jets that have made at least 30,000 flights, af­ter cracks were found in planes un­der­go­ing work in China.

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