'Workmanship issue' led to hole ripping in Southwest Airlines plane, CEO says 

Boeing CEO Jim McNerney said a “workmanship issue” and not poor design led to a hole ripping open in a Southwest Airlines plane. Federal investigators reported that when Boeing built the plane 15 years ago, holes drilled in the fuselage were too big for the rivets and improperly lined up, eventually causing metal fatigue. Boeing’s current manufacturing is also under investigation because Japan Airlines found metal filings in fuel tanks of a new Boeing 767.

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