FAA Proposes $2.4M Fine Over Cessna Wing Failure

Law360, New York (September 22, 2011, 5:02 PM EDT) -- The Federal Aviation Administration said Thursday that it would propose a $2.4 million fine against Cessna Aircraft Co. over a wing failure that spurred the FAA to ground 13 Corvalis planes.

Cessna neglected to follow an FAA-approved quality control protocol when it made the damaged wings and 82 additional parts in its Chihuahua, Mexico, plant, the agency said.

“Safety is our highest priority,” U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said in a statement Thursday. “We want to ensure that manufacturers are vigilant when it comes to aviation...
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