FAA Orders Inspections of More Than 1,000 Boeing 737s
WASHINGTON (CBS) – The FAA is ordering airlines to inspect more than 1,000 Boeing 737s for possible defective parts that could cause pilots to lose control.
Reuters reports the parts are pins that attach control surfaces to the plane’s tail.
They may have been manufactured incorrectly, and could be prone to corrosion, causing them to fail prematurely.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the FAA order includes six versions of the plane, from the 737-600s to the latest 737-900 extended-range version.