American Airlines addresses problem with seats that caused 48 planes to be grounded

American Airlines says it will modify seats on 49 more planes to prevent rows of seats from coming loose during flight. It’s addressing the same problem that caused the airline to ground 48 planes last week — the seat rows aren’t locking properly into tracks on the floor.

By DAVID KOENIG Published: October 13, 2012
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DALLAS — American Airlines says it will modify seats on 49 more planes to prevent rows of seats from coming loose during flight.

It’s addressing the same problem that caused the airline to ground 48 planes last week — the seat rows aren’t locking properly into tracks on the floor.

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