MacArthur 737s fall under FAA inspection order

The Federal Aviation Administration has directed all air carriers to inspect their Boeing 737 planes, including those that fly in and out of MacArthur.

Nearly 600 planes are affected in total. The FAA ordered the immediate inspection of the back tail area of the newer models of the jet. The agency said there is a problem with the device that stabilizes the back of the plane.

Former FAA inspector Richard Wyersoki says fliers should take the directive seriously.

Southwest Airlines, which operates out of MacArthur, says 34 of its planes need to be inspected. The airline says it will complete the inspections by Friday.

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