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FAA Orders Emergency Checks on Commuter Planes

January 28, 2003

FAA Orders Emergency Checks on Commuter Planes
In response to the recent plane crash in Charlotte, N.C. that killed 21 people, the FAA ordered emergency inspections of flight controls on 368 commuter planes.

According to USA, the FAA also ordered airlines that use small aircraft to weigh some passengers and their baggage to obtain accurate weight counts.

Under the FAA’s new action plan, the seven airlines operating Beech 1900, 1900C and 1900D must inspect the elevators, which raise and lower the nose, by Friday. The 24 airlines and charter companies flying planes that seat 10 to 19 passengers have 30 days to gather data on the weight of passengers and their baggage.

For more on this story, visit USA

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