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Pilot On Terror Watch List Allowed To Resume Flying

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Lawyers for a commercial airline pilot
say he is being allowed to resume flying after being put on a
terrorism watch list.
Colgan Air had suspended Erich Sherfern in April. Sherfern
alleges his job was threatened because his name was on the list.
Sherfern is a New Jersey native who converted to Islam in 1994.
Sherfern's lawyer's released a two-sentence letter from Colgan
Air to the federal Transportation Security Administration
confirming that the regional carrier was allowing Scherfen to
return to work. It did not mention the watch list or the reason
that the company suspended him.
Scherfen's wife is a native of Pakistan who became a naturalized
U.S. citizen in 1980. The couple sued the federal government last
month, claiming their names were placed on the secret list because
of their Muslim faith, in violation of their constitutional rights.


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