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US National Transportation Safety Board.(NORTH AMERICA Report)

US National Transportation Safety Board determined that the Southwest Airlines 737-300 that developed a 1-ft. hole in its fuselage in July 2009 while flying from Nashville to Baltimore suffered from "fatigue cracking of the fuselage skin near the leading edge of the vertical stabilizer." Flight 2294 experienced "rapid decompression while in cruise flight at approximately 35,000 ft. …

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