NTSB Releases Photos Of Southwest 737 Damage


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The NTSB has released photos of the section of a Southwest Boeing 737-300 fuselage that let loose in flight earlier this week. The photos show a remarkably clean fracture where the outside skin of the aircraft blew out at 34,000 feet. The section of aluminum is being examined by metallurgists while Southwest fixes the airplane in Charleston, W. Va. where the crew made the emergency landing. The plane was on its way from Nashville to Baltimore when the hole appeared. None of the 131 passengers and crew were injured.