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The Nation

The Federal Aviation Administration broadened its requirement for the inspection of Pratt & Whitney JT8D engines to cover all models, but officials said that the order is not expected to cause planes to be grounded because many airlines are exempt from the order and operators can make the inspections during routine maintenance. The directive to airlines stemmed from the crash of a British Airtours Boeing 737 in Manchester, England, last month in which one of the Pratt & Whitney JT8D engines broke apart during takeoff, killing 55 persons.


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