Improper Plane Repairs Endangered the Lives of Fliers

Posted on September 30, 2011

Six former employees of a Federal Aviation Administration certified air-repair station have been accused of improper repairs that endanger the lives of fliers, according to recent news sources.

In one instance, two of the employees used a paper clip instead of the proper part in a repair, returning it to the customer as complete.

The air-repair station they were employed at was the WECO Aerospace Systems Inc., where they directed technicians. The indictment the employees face alleges that they violated FAA regulations while telling customers they had been repaired by those regulations. The indictment also points out that the accused did not even possess the proper equipment they needed to repair the parts..

“While it is fortunate that there are no aircraft crashes known to be associated with faulty repairs conducted by these defendants, their alleged conduct needlessly took risks with the safety of persons who used aircraft that they repaired,” said a U.S. Attorney.

As a Los Angeles aviation disaster lawyer, I am appalled that these workers would knowingly put profit before the safety of lives of individuals. I’m glad that no one was injured as a result of the flippancy with which these people conducted such a serious business. If you or someone you know has been injured in a plane accident and believe it was at the fault of another party, or due to a lax in regulation, I want you to know that the airplane crash lawyers at Panish | Shea | Ravipudi LLP are here to discuss your legal options with you.

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