KCCU News
5:04 am
Thu August 14, 2008

American Airlines Facing $7 Million Fine for Safety Problems

Washington, D.C. – The Federal Aviation Administration has accused American Airlines of safety and drug-testing violations.

The agency says Fort Worth-based American returned two aircraft into service after pilots reported safety problems.

The FAA says two MD-83 jets were flown 58 times in violation of federal safety regulations.

The feds also cited the nation's largest carrier for deficiencies in its drug and alcohol testing programs.

The FAA is seeking more than seven million dollars in penalties from American.