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FAA orders emergency inspection of Boeing 767 engine mountings.

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The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued an emergency airworthiness directive (AD) for US airlines to carry out inspections of 120 Boeing 767 aircraft after mechanics reported damaged bolts that attach the engines to the wings.

Under the AD issued on Thursday 18 May the seven affected airlines must inspect their Boeing 767s within five or 10 days depending on when the aircraft was manufactured.

During routine maintenance of a Boeing 767 United Airlines detected the cracks and fractures and immediately reported the finding to Boeing. The affected aircraft were considered safe to fly and are not being grounded although it was unclear whether the inspections would disrupt any flights.

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Title Annotation:Government Activity
Comment:FAA orders emergency inspection of Boeing 767 engine mountings.(Government Activity)
Publication:Airline Industry Information
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:May 19, 2000
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