American Airlines Grounds Dozens Of Planes Over Loose Seats


American Airlines says it will ground dozens of Boeing 757s to make further fixes after seats became loose mid-flight on several planes. American originally said the problem was due to a clamp that holds rows of seats to tracks on the aircraft floor. But on Thursday, the airline said that a combination of wear, poor design and even soda spilled into the tracks caused pins to pop out of the grooves.