Asian and European carriers have now confirmed that they will be examining their 737-300 aircraft as a precaution after cracks expanded into a hole on a Southwest Airlines plane last week. Boeing has recommended airlines inspect the areas where the skin covers joints on the older 737 models. Scandinavian Airlines is inspecting four 737-500s, which while not the same model, were made during the same period as the Southwest plane. Lufthansa is inspecting three 737-300s. In Asia, Asiana Airlines and subsidiary Air Busan have been ordered by the South Korean government to inspect their 737 fleets. Similarly Japan has ordered

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