8th Circ. Sides With FAA In Row Over Jammed-Gear Flight

Law360, Los Angeles (March 4, 2014, 4:43 PM EST) -- The Eighth Circuit on Tuesday refused to review a ruling that GoJet Airlines LLC violated federal laws when it sent a plane into the sky with jammed landing gear, saying the Federal Aviation Administration hadn’t arbitrarily punished the airline for its transgression.

The three-judge panel found that the FAA administrator who’d ruled against GoJet in the incident hadn’t done so capriciously, despite GoJet’s having reported the problem itself and proposed a solution, according to the agency’s procedures. Rather, the airline failed to follow a specific FAA...
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