737 with structural cracks!

737 with structural cracks!


31.Oct.2019

Qantas and Southwest Airlines are stepping up checks for structural cracks on Boeing 737s after discovering problems with planes that did not require urgent inspections, airline sources say. 
The cracks are on what is known as the “pickle fork” — a part that attaches the plane’s fuselage, or body, to the wing structure.
Repairing the cracks requires grounding the aeroplane, with remedial work costing an estimated $400,000 per aircraft, according to aviation consultancy IBA.
Boeing on October 11 said 38 planes worldwide had been grounded after urgent checks but has not provided a further update.


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