Topic Author
Posts: 11763
Joined: Thu May 27, 1999 3:30 am

Wtop (DC Radio): FAA Orders Em'cy Repairs For 737s

Tue Aug 28, 2007 10:27 am

On my way home from work just now, I heard on WTOP radio in DC that the FAA has just ordered emergency repairs to all 737s. (The report actually used the term Emergency Airworthiness Directive, so I think it's probably accurate.) This is due to the preliminary results of the China Airlines investigation that a loose part in the wing dislodged and punctured a fuel tank on the 737, leading to a fuel leak and its explosion when it landed. According to the report, the FAA ordered examination of 737s, and many US jets were found to have the same loose part in the wings.

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos