AirTran Faces Fine For Operating Aircraft After Lightning Strike

AirTran Airways could be fined $250,000 for operating a Boeing 737 with inadequate repairs to its angle-of-attack sensor after it was struck by lightning. The 737, according to the FAA’s proposed fine, was struck on March 20, 2009, but AirTran continued to use the aircraft on four subsequent...

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