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FAA Orders Emergency Inspections of 120 Boeing 767s for Damaged Bolts

May 19, 2000|Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration late Thursday directed that 120 Boeing 767 aircraft undergo emergency inspections after airline mechanics found damaged bolts in the engine pylons of one of the planes.

Under the directive, airlines must conduct the inspections within five to 10 days, depending on the aircraft's age. The jetliners are considered safe for flight and are not being grounded.

It was unclear whether the inspections, which take about five hours, would disrupt any flights.

The FAA said seven U.S. airlines, including two cargo carriers, are affected by the order.

The FAA issued the order after damaged bolts were found on the engine mounts of one of the Boeing 767 aircraft, the agency said. The airline was not identified.

The U.S. carriers affected are American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Trans World Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways UPS and Airborne Express.

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