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Boeing faces new 737 issue: Cracks in wing supports on popular NG version

Credit: USATODAY.com- Published on September 29, 2019
The FAA has ordered inspections after cracks are found in wing supports on the Boeing 737 NG.
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Published on September 28, 2019 -  00:33
FAA Orders Inspection Boeing 737 Jets 'Structural Cracks'
Boeing, already having taken a $4.9 billion after-tax charge this year amid the ongoing fallout from two deadly 737 Max crashes, now has problems with a different line of planes. Per CNN, the Federal Aviation Administration is ordering inspections of 737 Next Generation models (737-600, 737-700, 737-800, and 737-900) after Boeing reported that it had discovered certain planes had developed severe β€œstructural cracks.” According to KOMO, the issue is specifically the pickle fork, a critical part that essentially keeps the wings attached to the plane and is designed to withstand the pressure of tens of thousands of takeoffs: A pickle fork is the part that helps attach a plane’s fuselage to its wing structure.

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