Nov 19, 2019

US regulators call for updates to Boeing 737 planes

US regulators have called on Boeing to redesign the engine covering on its 737 NG planes after a fatal 2018 accident, in which a woman died after being nearly sucked out of a window. The National Transportation Safety Board also said that existing planes should be updated with the changes. Boeing has delivered about 7,000 737 NG planes to customers. It is an earlier generation of planes than the Boeing Max series, which has been grounded after deadly crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia. The safety board did not call for 737 NG planes to be grounded.

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