Kobe Steel plant under inspection - transport minister

TOKYO, Oct 24 (Reuters) - One of the Kobe Steel Ltd plants at the heart of a product data cheating scandal is under inspection, Japan's transport minister said on Tuesday.

The inspection of the Daian plant west of Tokyo was focusing on the safety of products being used in a passenger aircraft under development by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd, the minister, Keiichi Ishii, told reporters.

(Reporting by Sam Nussey; Editing by Stephen Coates)