South Korea inspected 100 of the 150 Boeing 737 NG aircraft operating in the country and found cracks in the bodies of 13 aircraft, South Korea’s KBS reported.
South Korea’s Ministry of Land and Transport said that the first of the 150 Boeing 737 NG aircraft operating in the country, the flight cycle of less than 20,000 times 100 aircraft were inspected, a total of 13 aircraft found cracks in the body, including Korean Air 5, Real Airlines 3, Jeju Airlines 3, Isda Airlines 2, All of these planes are currently grounded.
Earlier, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) found cracks in the Boeing 737 NG aircraft, requiring countries to carry out urgent inspections of the aircraft. After the problem was also discovered in South Korea, Boeing sent an emergency repair team to South Korea on October 31 stilettos to replace parts that had cracked. The repair time for each aircraft is 2 weeks and the overall maintenance is expected to be completed by early January 2020.
The Ministry of Land and Transport’s inspection of the remaining 50 aircraft with a flight cycle of more than 20,000 times will also be completed on the 25th. In the future, inspections of this type of aircraft will be carried out periodically on a 3,500-cycle basis.