FAA Orders Inspection Of Boeing 737s For Tail Trouble

Law360, New York (April 15, 2013, 2:04 PM EDT) -- The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday that 1,050 of The Boeing Co.'s 737s must be inspected for problems with their tails that could result in a loss of control for the pilot.

In an airworthiness directive for all Boeing 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER series airplanes, the FAA said an investigation 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.

“This AD requires inspecting to determine...
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