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All South African B737-200 planes grounded for emergency inspections
9 November 2007

The South African CAA issued an Emergency Airworthiness Directive applicable to all South African Boeing 737-200 series aircraft fitted with Pratt and Whitney JT8D series.
The AD was issued in the wake of an accident in which the engine of a B737-200 separated on takeoff from Cape Town on November 7.
All airplanes are grounded until the the operators have complied with the inspections detailed in the AD. (CAA S.A.)