Potentially Explosive Materials Found on US Airways Flights
CBS news reports:
‘The FAA inspection of the airline’s facilities at Bradley International Airport in Hartford, Conn., took place two years ago. The alleged violations involve 12 flights in and out of the airport between Feb. 26 and May 12, 2010.
In one instance, the FAA said the Transportation Security Administration discovered ten disposable cigarette lighters filled with flammable gas in a passenger’s checked bags. In another, the FAA said US Airways loaded an improperly packaged shipment containing wet cell batteries filled with alkali on a flight.’
The FAA is also penalizing the airline for not providing the carriers’ pilots with required information on 23 shipments of hazardous materials that were approved for transport.
US Airways has thirty days to appeal the fine.