Southwest Airlines chief executive Gary Kelly has stated he is willing to widen inspections for its older Boeing 737 aircraft but has said the fact one of the aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing with a hole in its fuselage last week is no reason for concern. “If there is some finding that suggests that there is merit to expanding inspections beyond what we’ve done, well of course we’re going to do that,” said Kelly but he warned against an over-burdensome inspection regime.

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