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Apr 26, 2010 4:53 PM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

FAA orders new inspections for Boeing 737s

Aviation regulators are ordering a new round of inspections for some Boeing 737s to catch a flaw that can cause a potentially dangerous vibration.

The Federal Aviation Administration says a part can come loose in the plane's elevator, the surface on the plane's tail that points the nose up or down. The FAA ordered inspections of that part last month.

But the problem came up on one of the planes that had gotten the earlier inspection. So the FAA is now ordering more detailed inspections.

The FAA did not identify the airline that had the incident that prompted the new inspection order.

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