FAA orders Boeing inspections

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Monday, April 15, 2013

Forbes: Federal aviation officials ordered Boeing to inspect more than 1000 737s.

The directive “was prompted by reports of an incorrect procedure used to apply the wear and corrosion protective surface coating to attach pins of the horizontal stabilizer rear spar,” according to the FAA. “We are issuing this AD to prevent premature failure of the attach pins, which could cause reduced structural integrity of the horizontal stabilizer to fuselage attachment, resulting in loss of control of the airplane.”

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