Boeing 737s grounded

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The Independent Online
ABOUT half the older Boeing 737 aircraft inspected for wiring damage under an emergency order by the US Federal Aviation Administration have noticeable wear and tear, FAA administrator Jane Garvey said yesterday.

Last Sunday, after finding new cases of damage to the wires that carry high voltage power to fuel pumps, the FAA ordered 737s with more than 50,000 flight hours to stay on the ground until electrical wires in the fuel tanks were inspected and repairs made to prevent the possibility of fire or an explosion. Reuters, Washington

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