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Southwest Airlines - Safety Scandal

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I'm surprised this hasn't been brought up here yet, but I don't see a post. Wondering how all the Southwest fans feel about this.

Documents submitted by FAA inspectors to congressional investigators allege the airline flew at least 117 of its planes in violation of mandatory safety checks. In some cases, the documents say, the planes flew for 30 months after government inspection deadlines had passed and should have been grounded until the inspections could be completed.

The planes were "not airworthy," according to congressional air safety investigators.

Calling it "one of the worst safety violations" he has ever seen, Rep. James Oberstar, D-Minnesota, is expected to call a hearing as soon as possible to ask why the airline put its passengers in danger.

My guess is that Southwest is going to have a hard time turning this into a joke.

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