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By Cade Fowler - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Regional air carrier Atlantic Southeast Airlines, which serves Southwest Georgia Regional Airport in Albany, has grounded 60 jets due to engine safety inspections. 

ASA spokeswoman Kate Modolo said an internal audit revealed concerns about whether the planes' engines had been inspected according the engine manufacturer's recommendations.

ASA, a Delta Connection carrier, voluntarily grounded 40% of its fleet so they could be re-inspected. The Associated Press reports only 50-seat Bombardier CRJ200 jets were affected.

It has not clear how many flight delays the inspections have created. One flight took off Wednesday morning from Southwest Georgia Regional Airport but outgoing 11:20 a.m. and 5:24 p.m. scheduled flights to Hartsifled-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta have been canceled.

 Airport officials did not immediately know the status of Wednesday's scheduled incoming flights. Modolo said more planes are being added to some of the airline's 110 markets and passengers are being accommodated.

Passengers who have flights booked with ASA within the next 24-48 hours are asked to call 229-883-0548.

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