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FAA Proposes $325,000 Civil Penalty Against Southwest Airlines

An inspector discovered Southwest improperly recorded a temporary repair to the aluminum skin of a plane’s rear cargo door as a permanent repair.


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Southwest Airlines Grounds 128 Planes, Cancels Flights

Southwest Airlines Inc. says it has grounded 128 planes after failing to inspect backup hydraulic systems used to control the rudder if the main system fails.


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Southwest Jet To Dallas Safely Returns To Austin

Officials say no injuries were reported as Southwest Flight 4625 returned to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport just minutes after takeoff Sunday night.


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Co-Pilot Of Southwest Wrong-Airport Jet Retiring

Officials with Dallas-based Southwest Airlines say the co-pilot of a plane that landed at the wrong airport in January has retired, while the plane’s captain has resumed flying.


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Asteroid Coming Close To Earth, But Just ‘Passing By’

An asteroid coming close to the earth next week doesn’t have much of a name. But then again, it is just passing by.


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DFW-Bound American Jet Diverts To Amarillo

An American Airlines jet bound from California to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport diverted to Amarillo with mechanical trouble.


Southwest Airlines takes delivery of its first Boeing 737-800 at Dallas Love Field on March 19, 2012. (credit: Southwest Airlines)

Southwest Shows Off First New, Larger Plane

Southwest Airlines is rolling out the first of a new, larger plane that will start hauling passengers next month.


The tail sections of Southwest Airlines planes. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

FAA Cites Improper Repairs To Southwest Planes

Federal regulators are proposing to fine an aircraft repair station $1.1 million for improperly performing inspections and repairs to 44 Southwest Airlines planes.


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Audio From Southwest Airlines Plane With Hole Released

CBS 11 News has learned more about the Southwest Airlines flight that made an emergency landing when a hole ripped open the plane. The FAA has released audio recordings between air traffic controllers and the pilots onboard.


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NTSB Says Loose Rivets Found In Plane With Hole

Investigators trying to determine why the roof of a Southwest Airlines jet peeled open in flight this month are focusing on the manufacturing process at Boeing.


A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 passanger jet lands as an Alaska Air Boeing 737 jet prepares to take off. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Boeing Officials Say They Didn’t Expect 737 Cracks So Soon

Boeing was surprised when a section of a Southwest jetliner’s fuselage ripped open in flight because the plane wasn’t old enough to be worrisome, a company official said Tuesday.


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3 More Southwest Planes Found With Cracks

Southwest Airlines canceled about 600 flights this weekend as the airline continues its inspection of a number of its Boeing 737 aircraft in the aftermath of a hole tearing open on one of its planes in mid-air Friday afternoon.