US shutdown puts air safety at risk

2013-10-04 14:26
The US government shutdown is putting a damper on travel plans and raising red flags around safety concerns within the aviation industry.

PassportMagazine.com reveals the shutdown has not only forced the temporary closure of several National Park Service-run landmarks and national museums, but nearly one-third of the Federal Aviation Administration has been put on special leave due to the economic-based political standoff.  This includes 3 000 aviation safety inspectors responsible for ensuring that airlines maintain safely functioning planes and adhere to federal regulations are not at work.

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