Sydney: American company Boeing has said that about 50 aircraft have been shelved after cracks were found in 737 NG aircraft. The company has given information in this regard on Thursday. Australian airline company Qantas has recently put one aircraft out of operation and said it will soon inspect 32 other aircraft.
Earlier, South Korean authorities had reported that 9 aircraft were flown to South Korea in early October. Boeing revealed the flaw in 'Pickel Fork', a part of the 737 NG aircraft. This part serves to connect the fuselage to the wing of the aircraft. This led to an immediate inspection of the aircraft by US regulatory agencies earlier this month.
Following the announcement by Qantas, a Boeing spokesperson said Thursday that less than five percent of the 1,000 aircraft were found to have cracks and were put to repair. The spokesperson has not given the exact number of aircraft that were parked. However, five per cent of 1,000 inspected aircraft sit at around 50.