Southwest grounds jets after missed inspections

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Southwest, an airline based in Dallas, grounded nearly 20 percent of the its fleet after discovering that the airline had missed inspections on safety mechanisms. The airline cancelled about 80 flights on Tuesday as a result of the missed inspections and expects to cancel 19 more on Wednesday. The Federal Aviation Administration said that they will allow Southwest to continue flying the planes, but the inspections have to be complete in the next five days. Read more:

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