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ARE FAA INSPECTIONS REALLY GOOD ENOUGH One hundred and ten people were killed on board ValueJets flight 592 May 11 1996 Federal Aviation Administrations FAA failure to correct the problems found in an inspection contributed to this tragic crash McKenna 59 FAA inspections are contributing to too many deaths on board major airlines The corruption in the system has lead to many frightening statistics and problems but there are still a lot of improvements for the FAA The FAAs failure to inspect and report malfunctions caused 26 cases of uncontained diskspacers Also 10 cases of uncontained blades 9 reversers 9 fires in the undercowl 6 engine separations 6 case ruptures and 1 cowl separation Airworthy planes that fly into terrain are the leading cause of accidents Pilots do not know where they are going in relation to the ground but the aircraft is under control It has killed 2396 people from 1987 to 1996 Statistics show that US carriers are the safest in the world However the Safer Skies program by NASA predicts by the year 2010 there will be 6 or 7 catastrophic accidents per year if changes are not made soon Hilkovitch 4 The FAA acquired a reputation as the tombstone agency because it only addresses dangerous scenarios after fatal air disasters occur General Accounting Office GAO found that inspectors often do not write up violations because they are dismissed and proposed fines are set aside by their superiors FAA inspectors discovered that contractors painting several ValueJet airplanes improperly reinstalled rudders used to steer the plane AirTran Airlines had falsified documents improper maintenance faulty repairs and repeated failures to supervise contractors Here is an example of an inspection report for AirTran Airlines -- 3 instances of failing to properly calculate the proper weight and balance of aircraft to determine safe take off and landing speeds -- A senior pilot who oversees the qualifications of other pilots falsified information about the
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