Southwest Safety Inspections Not Hurting Logan Traffic

BOSTON (CBS/AP) – Most Southwest Airlines flights at Logan Airport were on time Monday, even as the airline inspects older planes nationwide for cracks in the fuselage.

Only three Southwest flights are Logan were cancelled Monday.  A spokesperson would not confirm to WBZ-TV the cancellations were linked to the inspections, but added it was “very possible.”

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Southwest expects to cancel 70 more flights Monday after shutting down about 600 flights over the weekend after a Boeing 737-300 jet sprung a 5-foot hole in the roof shortly after takeoff from Phoenix on Friday.

WBZ-TV’s Jim Smith reports from Logan Airport

The plane made an emergency landing.  Southwest said no one was seriously injured.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Karen Twomey reports from Logan

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