Southwest Cleared To Use Planes Overdue For Inspections
Authorities gave Southwest Airlines permission to use its planes that are past due for inspections as long as they are checked within five days.By Christine Slusser | February 25, 2015
This is one of those stories that probably — hopefully? — sounds more terrifying than it really is.
Early Wednesday, the feds gave Southwest Airlines the green light to use planes that missed an inspection. Scary, right? Well, the missed inspection was for the planes' backup hydraulic system. (Video via KWYB)
But don't panic and swear to never fly with the airline again quite yet — Southwest agreed to have the planes checked within the next five days, and the missed inspections, again, were for a backup system.