As confirmed here on this news service in october, US have been directed by the Federal Aviation Administration to inspect all 683 Boeing 757 aircraft for cracks after a hole opened on an American Airlines plane on October 26. The directive covers 757-200, -200CB and -300 series aircraft. A 1-foot-by-2-foot hole opened up on the cockpit of the 757-200 American Airlines aircraft at 31,000 feet, which caused a loss of pressure and forced an emergency landing in Miami. An 11 inch crack was also found in a United Airlines 757 aircraft on September 11following an inspection after the flight crew

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