Southwest Airlines: Emergency Landing Raises Safety Inspection Questions
A terrifying situation occurred on Friday, April 1, 2011, when a hole tore open on top of a plane, carrying 118 people. Passengers used oxygen masks, while pilots quickly maneuvered the plane below 10,000 feet. No serious injuries were reported.
The nearly disastrous accident took place on a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 in Yuma, Arizona. Mechanics have since placed a large green aluminum patch on the plane to repair the hole. As a response, the Federal Aviation Administration issued an emergency order for urgent inspections on similar older-model planes.
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