Nightly News   |  April 15, 2013

FAA orders inspection of Boeing 737 jets

After reports of faulty parts on plane tails, the Federal Aviation Administration has asked for inspection of more than 1000 U.S.-registered Boeing 737 jets. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> f.a.a. has ordered more than a thousand, mostly late model boeing 737s to be examined to see if a part of the planes' tails need to be replaced. specifically it's a pin that holds the horizontal stabilizer which the pilots use to control the pitch of the aircraft. the potential defect has not caused any accidents. f.a.a. says there is no immediate threat. if that were the case they say the planes would all be grounded and nothing close to that is happening.