Flight Canceled After Cargo Door Problem

From Associated Press

A cargo door problem on a United Airlines jet forced cancellation of a flight to Hong Kong on Sunday, the day the airline said it ordered inspections of the doors because of Friday's deadly in-flight accident near Hawaii.

A United spokesman said, however, that the incident at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport was not related to the special inspections.

In the Seattle case, an electric motor that closes a latch on the cargo-hold door was found to be faulty, said Russell Mack, a United spokesman in Chicago.

He said the motor was repaired in one to two hours, but by then crew scheduling problems forced the flight to be delayed until this morning.

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