Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Unsafe Skies

Pilot fired when he refused to fly unsafe plane from Tampa International Airport
Pilot fired when he refused to fly unsafe plane
from Tampa International Airport


Most of the focus on aviation safety is, naturally, on the threat of terrorism in the wake of the Christmas Day attempt to blow up a Northwest Airlines flight as it approached Detroit Metro Airport. But Bloomberg is reporting that there may be a much larger concern for safety in the air than that.

The news service reports that some regional airlines who fly on behalf of some of the larger carriers are putting planes that are unsafe in the air. And its documented the case of one pilot who refused to fly an unsafe plane, only to be fired for it.

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