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Panel lacking on Boeing 737, FAA probes


The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating how a United Airways Boeing 737-800 misplaced an exterior panel earlier than touchdown safely in Oregon Friday. United Flight 433 landed at Medford Airport round 1.45pm carrying 139 passengers and 6 crew after departing from San Francisco, the FAA and airline mentioned. The FAA mentioned a post-landing airline inspection of the 25-year-old airplane revealed a lacking panel.United mentioned it is going to additionally examine and mentioned no emergency was declared as a result of there was no indication of the harm throughout flight. “We’ll conduct a thorough examination of the plane and perform all the needed repairs before it returns to service,” the airline mentioned in a press release. Boeing didn’t remark, directing inquiries to United Airways. In keeping with FAA information, the airplane was in-built late 1998. The Rogue Valley Instances posted a dramatic photograph of the airplane with the lacking panel. Site visitors was briefly halted on the airport to seek for the panel.

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