Southwest Reacts To Inspection Scandal

Southwest Airlines, threatened with a $10.2 million fine for flying uninspected aircraft, has put three employees on leave and grounded 43 jets for inspection. That’s about 8 percent of its fleet of 520 Boeing 737s.

In other Southwest-related numbers,  the airline canceled about 9 percent of its scheduled flights today and its shares fell 7.3 percent.

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