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More cracks found in Southwest Airlines planes

YUMA, AZ (KAIT) - Inspectors have now found small cracks in three more Southwest Airlines planes.  This after another airliner had a crack open mid-flight and forced an emergency landing in Arizona.

According to Southwest, two of its Boeing 737-300s had cracks and will be evaluated and repaired before they are returned to service.

A National Transportation Safety Board member told The Associated Press later Sunday that a third plane had been found with cracks developing.  The cracks found in the three planes developed in two lines of riveted joints that run the length of the aircraft.

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