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U.S. Regulator Demands Fix For Boeing 747-8 To Avoid Crash

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March 25, 2014 AT 8:30 AM
The U.S. aviation regulator on Tuesday ordered an immediate fix for the latest version of Boeings biggest airplane, the 747-8, saying a software glitch could cause the plane to lose thrust when close to landing and fly into the ground. The rule directly affects seven airplanes in the United States, the FAA said, but if adopted internationally it would affect a larger number. Boeing's website said it has delivered 66 of the four-engine jets to customers since the model was introduced in October 2011.