In the case of an inspection of its fleet of passenger jets from the Boeing 737 NG has discovered the Australian airline Qantas, already three machines with hairline cracks. The company announced on Friday.
The cracks were at a point where the wings are on the fuselage attached. In aviation Jargon, they are called parts of the "Pickle Forks" because they are reminiscent of cucumber forks. The affected machines were taken out of circulation, it was said.
experts of the airline continued the examination of the other identical aircraft. The total to 33 machines in the inventory of Qantas to be in front of the usual inspection period of time in a controlled manner.
The Boeing 737 NG is the previous model, the 737 Max. The 737-Max models are used since the middle of March because of two crashes, with a total of 346 deaths with flight prohibited. As a crucial cause of the disaster, a faulty control program of Boeing is. If and when the machines are likely to stand out, is by international regulatory authorities and is currently unclear. (anf/sda)
Created: 01.11.2019, 07:51 PM