FAA orders inspection of Boeing 767 jets' flight-control surfaces

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    The Federal Aviation Administration ordered inspections Monday of Boeing 767 jets to check for problems that could result in a "possible loss of control of the airplane," according to a notice published in the Federal Register.

    Monday's order is the latest in a string of inspections dating back to 2000. The FAA is calling for inspections of the horizontal flight-control surfaces, called elevators, that help the jets climb and descend.

    The agency said faulty parts could result "in a significant pitch upset" and cause pilots to lose control of the aircraft.
     
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