A potential spanner has been thrown into the works for Boeing's 737 Max jets, as the aircraft manufacturer has requested airlines worldwide to conduct immediate inspections for a loose bolt in a critical flight control system. This follows the discovery of the issue by an unnamed airline during routine maintenance on two of their planes.
The airline identified a missing nut on a bolt within the rudder control linkage mechanism – a vital component governing the plane's steering. While the affected aircraft were grounded and the problem rectified, Boeing is taking no chances. It has issued a recommendation for. . .