Southwest Airlines Inspection Finds Cracks in 2 Planes; Flights Cancelled

By on Apr 4, 2011 in Announcement, Travel, United States Comments

The Southwest Airlines carrier inspection has found “small subsurface cracks” in 2 planes while 19 planes were safe but Southwest Airlines still cancelled 300 flights while the investigation is still ongoing. This was announced in the Southwest Airlines website, April 3 2011.

The Boeing 737 inspections are being done because of  a plane Flight 812 that was forced to land in Yuma Arizona due to a hole in the plane, last April 1.

Southwest Airlines announced that each of the sub set Boeing 737-300 will be inspected by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and will be allowed to fly only if there are “no findings.”

According to Mike Van de Ven, the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Southwest Airlines:

“Our highest priority is the safety if our employees and customers.”

He further stated that they were cancelling around 300 flights because,

“We are taking every precaution to ensure that our operation is safe.”

Customers are advised to check www.southwest.com to monitor flight schedules.

 



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