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Nick Oza | published: April 4, 2011

A Southwest Airlines jetliner maneuvers around the tarmac at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on Monday, April 4, 2011 in Phoenix. The peeling away of a 5-foot-long hole recently on a Southwest Jet as the plane traveled at 35,000 feet raised questions about how vulnerable the world’s passenger air fleet is to similar cracks, and federal aviation officials were considering ordering more widespread inspections.



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