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. 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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