More cracks are found in Airbus A380 wings

01/19/2012 | Wall Street Journal, The

For the second time in recent months, safety inspectors have found cracks inside Airbus A380 wings. The European Aviation Safety Agency has approved an inspection and repair program to address the first set of cracks, which were linked to manufacturing issues. The second set of cracks affects a different part of the bracket, according to sources familiar with the matter. The airliner's safety is unaffected, but several planes may be taken out of service while repairs are performed, an Airbus spokesman said.

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