Southwest Grounding Flights To Check For Cracks After The Roof Blows Off A Plane

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Southwest Airlines is cancelling flights today to check more than 100 planes for cracks, Bloomberg reports.One flight had to emergency land this weekend after a huge crack opened up in the roof, and several more flights have shown smaller cracks.

Southwest has had many cancellations from customers. Many are blaming metal fatigue on the Boeing 737s Southwest uses, which are the most widely used planes in their category.

Previously: HOLY CRAP! The Roof Blew Off My Southwest Plane At 36,000 Feet! →

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