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April 14, 2004

Gusting Winds Blow US Airways 737 Into Jet Ramp

Nobody Hurt But Aircraft "Is Going To Be On The Ground Awhile"

Straight winds clocked at 58 miles an hour roared through southwest Florida for a second day early Tuesday, blowing a US Airways 737 into a terminal jet ramp at Fort Myers' Southwest Florida International Airport.

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Blame The Bird

Power Outage Blamed On Fowl Foul

Tweetie Bird strikes again. The blackout that affected about 100 flights at Los Angeles International Airport (CA) Monday appears to have been the work of a bird on a wire.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2004-04-03 MANUFACTURER: Boeing (Correction) SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-04-03 SUMMARY: This amendment supersedes an existing airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to certain Boeing Model 737 series airplanes, that currently requires a one-time general visual inspection of the seat locks and seat tracks of the flight crew seats to ensure that the seats lock in position and to verify that lock nuts and bolts of adequate length are installed on the rear track lock bracket, and corrective action, if necessary. This amendment revises the applicability of the existing AD by adding airplanes. The actions specified by this AD are intended to prevent uncommanded movement of the flight c

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2004-05-19 MANUFACTURER: Boeing (Correction) SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-05-19 SUMMARY: This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) that is applicable to all Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, and -900 series airplanes. This action requires an inspection of the rear spar attach pins and front spar attach bolts that attach the horizontal stabilizers to the horizontal stabilizer center section for damage; and follow-on or corrective actions, as applicable.This action is necessary to detect and correct damaged rear spar attach pins or front spar attach bolts, which may lead to failure of the bolts or pins, and consequent loss of the stabilizer and loss of controllability of the airp

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