UPDATE 1-Qantas says cracks found in three 737 NG jets, will minimise customer impact

Qantas Airways Ltd said on Friday it found structural cracks in three of its Boeing Co 737 NG planes after conducting earlier-than-required checks of its aircraft as part of a global issue with the model. The cracks are on what is known as the “pickle fork” – a part that attaches the plane’s fuselage, or body, to the wing structure. The three Qantas jets, all of which had around 27,000 take-off and landing cycles, rather than the 30,000 that had required immediate checks, have been removed from service for repair, the airline said in a statement. …read more

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