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Boeing Warns of ‘Cracking Issue’ on Some 737 NG Jets
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The Federal Aviation Administration has ordered inspections of all Boeing 737 Next Generation or NG aircraft after the company notified them of a “cracking issues” on several aircraft. The cracking was discovered in the so-called “pickle fork” area, which is where the wings and plane body are attached. “Boeing notified the agency of the matter after it discovered the cracks while conducting modifications on a heavily used aircraft,” the FAA said in a statement. “Subsequent inspections uncovered similar cracks in a small number of additional planes.” The FAA said it is instructing all operators of the aircraft to conduct specific inspections and make any repairs in addition to reporting their findings.