August 19, 2010 Metal fatigue caused hole in SWA jet


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DALLAS – Federal investigators say metal fatigue ripped a hole in the roof of a Southwest Airlines jet as it cruised at 35,000 feet last year, causing an emergency landing in Charleston, West Virginia at CRW

The National Transportation Safety Board says the 14-inch crack developed in a spot where two sheets of aluminum skin were bonded together on the twin-engine Boeing 737 jet.

Southwest spokesman Brad Hawkins said Thursday the airline agrees with the board’s findings and has increased visual inspections of that area of the aircrafts’ skin.

This above happened on July 13, 2009. It is just now being released by federal investigators of what actually happened.

August 19, 2010
Metal fatigue caused hole in SWA jet.

Grandma was slow, But ??


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Sounds a lot like Aloha Airlines Flight 243.