The FAA has ordered inspections of Boeing 737 NGs after the company notified the agency of structural cracks. The cracking was found in the plane’s pickle forks, which attach the plane’s body to its wing structure. According to a report by KOMO, workers found a cracked pickle fork in one 737 NG plane—at a “relatively young” age of 35,000 flight cycles—and reported it to the FAA, after which inspections turned up similar damage in other 737 NG planes. According to the report, “light cracking” is sometimes found in pickle forks but it is considered “very unusual.” The FAA told CNN in a
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