Does the Boeing 737 Airplane Have Dangerous Structural Problems?

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Every 2.5 seconds, somewhere in the world, a Boeing 737 takes off or lands. The Boeing 737 one of the world’s most popular planes, as well as one of the best-selling. But is it also plagued with dangerous structural problems? Last April, a Boeing 737 taking Southwest Airlines passengers from Phoenix to Sacramento had to make an emergency landing when part of the plane's body ripped, leaving a 59-inch hole in the roof of its cabin. It wasn't the first such incident to take place in a Boeing 737 — and a new investigation suggests it might not be the last.

Clive Irving is senior consulting editor at Conde Nast Traveler magazine.

Guests:

Clive Irving

Produced by:

Arwa Gunja and Mythili Rao

Comments [1]

ALLAN

Yes and i know why? i was on youtube looking at steamtrains & came across 'Boeing737S'on a train in the U.S.A.TO MY SHOCK HORROR as the car was on springs with the airframe so delicate it looked it was been shaken to death before it even flys i wonder if the faa approves the mode of transport because if they do it's there fault the airframe is weak as the car's are not on air bags no wonder the RIVET'S ARE POPING.

Apr. 17 2012 01:28 PM

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