A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 made an emergency landing after a hole opened up in the fuselage. I was trying to find out when the aircraft was built and/or how many cycles it had been through, and found a story from July 2009 about another 737 that had a hole near the vertical stab. That aircraft was built in 1994.
Has it been said when the aircraft was built and/or how many cycles it had been through; or, does anyone know the N-number?
How many cycles are 737s rated for? Are they retired based on cycles, or hours, or either/both?