US FAA is investigating American Airlines' maintenance of MD-80s, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing preliminary agency findings that "have identified as many as 16 [AA MD-80s] that were operated for months despite allegedly substandard bulkhead repairs." Investigators reportedly are examining claims by pilots that one or more aircraft were flown at low altitudes without passengers to AA's Tulsa MRO facility because they were feared to be in too poor a condition to withstand the stress ...

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