Qantas finds cracks in three of its Boeing 737 NG planes
Australian airline Qantas Airways Ltd has found structural cracks in three of its Boeing Co 737 NG planes after conducting earlier-than-required checks of its aircraft, as part of a global issue with the model.
"Of the 33 of Qantas’ 737 aircraft that required inspection, three were found to have a hairline crack in the pickle fork structure. These aircraft have been removed from service for repair," Qantas said in a statement on Friday.
The "pickle fork" is the part that attaches the plane's fuselage, or body, to the wing structure.
All three Qantas jets had approximately 27,000 take-off and landing cycles rather than the 30,000 that had required immediate checks, but the planes were inspected in line with advice from regulators, the airline said in a statement.
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Posted: 1 Nov 2019 15:26:48