Southwest Airlines is operating 49 planes that may not have been properly inspected, top FAA official says
12 Nov 2019 14:21:51
Southwest Airlines is operating 49 jets that may not have been properly inspected and should be grounded until it can be determined that they meet U.S. airworthiness standards, according to a top official at the Federal Aviation Administration.
The aircraft in question are among 88 used jets purchased from foreign carriers by Southwest between 2013 and 2017. The planes underwent special inspections, including reviews of their maintenance records, before being cleared to fly, according to the FAA.
But now the quality of those inspections is being questioned.
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