Atlantic Southeast Airlines (ASA), a short-haul carrier for Delta Air Lines and United Airlines, is facing a fine of $425,000 after an FAA investigation concluded that the airline continued to fly passengers in planes that had been hit by lightning, even though it never checked the planes for damage after the lightning strikes. FAA requirements state all aircraft that have been struck by lightning should undergo detailed damage checks as a precaution. The FAA announced the proposed, civil penalty on Thursday. ASA is disputing the FAA’s findings. An FAA investigation has concluded that after two, in-flight ASA planes were struck

This content is restricted to site members.

If you are an existing user, please login below.
New users may register below.

Existing Users Log In