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Older Boeing 737 Jets Grounded After Cracks Found

After two deadly crashes grounded Boeing’s 737 Max planes in March, the airline faces new safety concerns about the older version of the same jet.

Inspections of Boeing’s 737 NG planes uncovered cracks that required repair and replacement, the company said Thursday.

Of the 810 planes inspected worldwide, 38 jets — or 5% — were found to have cracks in the part of the aircraft that attaches the wing to the fuselage.

The Federal Aviation Administration asked airlines to immediately inspect all 737 NGs that have flown more than 30,000 flights. They have a year to complete the inspection of crafts with fewer read more >>>

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