Southwest Airlines Grounds 42 Planes, Suspends Workers

The FAA says that Southwest Airlines has grounded at least 42 planes for “possible structural damage,” says the Dallas Morning News. The announcement comes after the FAA proposed record-breaking fines after an investigation uncovered that Southwest may have kept 46 planes flying even though they required safety inspections for fuselage damage.

The airline has also placed 3 employees on administrative leave.

Southwest Airlines grounds dozens of jets after safety probe [Dallas Morning News]
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