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How Cracks in Jet Engines Elude Exams, With Deadly Results

As regulators around the world order urgent inspections of certain Boeing Co. 777 engines after one failed dramatically over suburban Denver last Saturday, they must also wrestle with a decades-old quandary: The complex technology necessary to find cracks buried within …

U.S. Orders More Airbus A220 Inspections After Engine Failures

Engines on Airbus SE’s new A220 aircraft must undergo stepped-up inspections for compressor rotor cracks after a third in-flight shutdown, U.S. aviation regulators said, calling the matter an “urgent safety issue.” The Federal Aviation Administration’s updated requirements are scheduled to …

Cracks Found on 5% of Older Boeing 737 Planes in Inspections

More than 5% of older Boeing Co. 737 jets that underwent urgent inspections worldwide in the past week have cracks in a structure connecting the wings to the fuselage and will have to be temporarily grounded. So far, 36 of …

Cracks Force Closing of $60M Texas High School Football Stadium

A $60 million high school football stadium that opened to massive fanfare in 2012 will be shut down for the upcoming season after cracks were found in the building’s concrete concourse. Administrators in Allen, Texas, northeast of Dallas, had hoped …