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Old 03-04-2011, 22:06   #416
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Re: Plane Spotters Corner

Some of you are bound to have heard about the incident this weekend in which a Southwest airlines (Flight 812) had a rapid de-pressurisation of the cabin after a part of the ceiling flew off and left a hole in the cabin fuselage.

This got me thinking about the stress these airlines put on their planes on a daily bassis.
Often these low cost carriers are making several trips per day, each time putting stress on the planes fueselage.

With some UK airlines still running 737 300 and 500 series aircraft put into service in the 90's, we are ending up with planes that are now over 20 years old.
With frequent flights on a daily bassis how long before these planes are so used that something goes wrong. Its time that some companies update their aircraft.
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