Rockwell International Corp. denied Tuesday allegations of improper inspections at its Ohio plant where parts for the B-1B bomber were manufactured.

A Columbus, Ohio, television station reported Monday that quality control inspectors were pushed to pass substandard parts for the B-1B bomber at Rockwell's plant in 1986.A Rockwell spokesman said Tuesday that company officials believe the allegations are related to an incident that occurred in 1985, instead of 1986 as reported by WBNS-TV.

In mid-1985, Rockwell investigated allegations that some parts for the B-1B aircraft were being improperly inspected, said spokesman Jeff Charney. "The investigation found that Rockwell's quality and inspection procedures were sound," Charney said.