Qantas has grounded three of its Boeing 737NGs after discovering hairline cracks in the pickle fork structure of the aircraft during inspections. The carrier is one of several worldwide required to carry out unscheduled inspections due to potential problems identified with the pickle fork, a part located between the wing and the fuselage. Qantas conducted inspections on 33 of its 737 fleet, and three “were found to have a hairline crack in the pickle fork structure,” the carrier ...


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