FAA orders more inspections of potentially sketchy older “Boeing 737 jetliners after numerous reports of fuel leaks caused by a potentially faulty bolt,” says the Associated Press. [AP]

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  1. Fuel line leak? Oh no, where have I heard that before?

    /me buckles his seatbelt and checks his tray table.

  2. APFPilot says:

    The 737 is hardly sketchy.

  3. Pylon83 says:

    @APFPilot:
    But saying the very reliable, proven Boeing 737 isn’t as sensational.

  4. draffe says:

    Um, there has been about 5000 Boeing 737 delivered, and 75 hull losses with fatalities. Isn’t that about 1.5% of all 737’s ever made that have crapped out? Sounds like a very commendable inspection program, IMHO. After all, we’re talkin’ about NUMBER of planes, not passenger miles.

  5. ptkdude says:

    They’re not older, they’re more mature.