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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

727 Repairs Ordered

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has issued an emergency order for repairs to Boeing 727 aircraft converted to cargo use because of problems with riveted joints in the fuselage skin.

The FAA said Friday that repairs had been made on passenger versions of the 727, but it had discovered that planes converted to cargo use had not complied with a 1991 order that gave operators up to six years to perform the work.

"Inspections must be performed within 60 landings. Repairs must be made within 120 days or within 250 landings," the FAA said in a statement.