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Southwest Airlines grounds 81 aircraft for inspections after jet develops hole at 36,000 feet
Southwest Airlines early Saturday decided to ground 81 of its older airplanes for emergency inspections after another airplane developed a hole in its roof during flight.
The Dallas-based carrier announced that it "has decided to keep a subset of its Boeing 737 fleet out of the flying schedule to begin an aggressive inspection effort in cooperation with Boeing engineers."
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