NATION IN BRIEF : WASHINGTON : President’s Jets Pass Inspection for Flaw
The two planes that President Bush uses as Air Force One were among 28 Boeing 747s the government ordered inspected for fuel-system design problems, but his planes were found to be working properly, officials said. The Federal Aviation Administration directive stemmed from an engine fire last week in a Northwest Airlines 747-400 that returned to Narita airport near Tokyo. Nearly 50 passengers were hurt sliding down escape chutes. A fuel-system design problem is suspected of causing the fire, officials said. Boeing Co. is based in Seattle.