FAA Watching American Airlines More Closely After Mishaps

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

FORT WORTH, Texas- The Federal Aviation Administration is increasing oversight of American Airlines after three mishaps during landings last month.

Jetliners' wingtips touched the ground during landings during two landings - Dec. 13 in Charlotte, N.C., and Dec. 24 in Austin. And in Jamaica, a plane overshot the runway in a rainstorm on Dec. 22.

FAA officials said in a statement Friday that they'll also
conduct a review of the events to see if there might be a larger
issue.

The statement says that if needed, the FAA will work with Fort Worth-based American on corrective action.

An American spokesman told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram on Friday that they are cooperating with the FAA and conducting their own investigation.


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