FAA Threatens AirTran With Fines For Lax Repairs
Soon after the lightning strike, AirTran illegally allowed the plane to fly for four passenger flights without repairing or testing the plane's angle-of-attack sensor. The sensor warns pilots if the airplane is losing lift, which can lead to a mid-air stall, the FAA said.
In March 2009, AirTran maintenance personnel...
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