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Office of the Inspector General; U.S. Department of Transportation

OIG: FAA Fulfilled AARA

Saturday, February 19, 2011
By George Hatcher

ACTION: FAA Fulfilled Most ARRA Requirements in Awarding Airport Grants Federal Aviation Administration Report Number AV-2011-053 From: JeffreyB.Guzzetti Assistant Inspector General for Aviation and Special Program Audits February 17, 2011 JA-10 Memorandum On February 17, 2009, the President signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA),1 designating $1.1 billion for the Federal... »

FAA Needs To Improve Risk Assessment Processes For Its Air Transportation Oversight System

Thursday, February 17, 2011
By George Hatcher
FAA Needs To Improve Risk Assessment Processes For Its Air Transportation Oversight System

Office of Inspector General Report On December 16, 2010, we issued our report on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Air Transportation Oversight System (ATOS). FAA uses ATOS to conduct surveillance of nearly 100 airlines that transport more than 90 percent of U.S. airline passenger and cargo traffic. While ATOS is conceptually sound, our prior... »

Actions Needed To Meet FAA’s Long-Term Goals for NextGen

Wednesday, February 16, 2011
By George Hatcher
Actions Needed To Meet FAA’s Long-Term Goals for NextGen

On February 16, 2011, the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Transportation testified before the House Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics regarding the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) efforts to develop and transition to the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen). The Inspector General noted significant challenges FAA faces in achieving its long-term goals... »

Audit Initiated of FAA’s Air Traffic Facility Realignment

Wednesday, February 2, 2011
By George Hatcher

The Office of Inspector General plans to review the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) plans for consolidating the Nation’s air traffic facilities, many of which are approaching the end of their useful lives. We are conducting this review at the request of the former Ranking Members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and House... »

Massachusetts Man Indicted for Illegally Transporting Ammunition Primers on Passenger Aircraft

Tuesday, February 1, 2011
By George Hatcher

On January 20, 2011, Orville A. Braham, was indicted in U.S. District Court, Miami, Florida, with four counts of illegally transporting ammunition primers in his luggage on a passenger aircraft. In December 2010, Mr. Braham boarded an American Airlines with two pieces of luggage that contained hundreds of concealed .45 caliber ammunition. One of... »

Philadelphia Flight Instructor Charged with False Statements

Sunday, January 23, 2011
By George Hatcher

On January 7, 2010, Joseph Konrad, an FAA certified commercial pilot and flight instructor, was charged by Information in U.S. District Court, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with false statements related to his application for an Airman Medical Certificate. The investigation revealed that in 2007, 2008, and 2009, Mr. Konrad intentionally failed to disclose his opioid abuse... »

Letter to Chairmen Oberstar and Costello and Ranking Members Mica and Petri Regarding FAA’s Efforts to Implement RTCA Task Force Recommendations for NextGen

Monday, December 27, 2010
By George Hatcher

Summary On December 21, we (DOT OIG) issued a letter to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and Aviation Subcommittee regarding FAA’s efforts to implement the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen). Last September, a RTCA task force recommended mid-term actions for advancing NextGen. The task force findings... »

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  • 3 people die in a small plane crash in southeastern Indiana
    3 people die in a small plane crash in southeastern Indiana. OLDENBURG, Ind. (AP) -- State police say three people have died in a small plane crash in southeastern Indiana. Sgt. Stephen Wheeles says the crash of the single-engine Cessna plane near Oldenburg, Indiana, also killed one dog aboard ...
  • Small plane crash kills 3 people and a dog in Franklin County
    Three people and a dog were killed when a small plane crashed in Franklin County on Saturday. Indiana State Police say the single-engine Cessna plane was tra...
  • Drone footage shows wreckage from Franklin Co. plane crash
    Sky 9 captured footage of the wreckage from a small airplane crash in Franklin County, Indiana.
  • 3 people, 1 dog killed in Indiana plane crash
    FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ind. (WKRC) - Three people and a dog are dead after a small plane crashed Saturday night near Oldenburg, Indiana.Indiana State Police confirmed the crash happened around 9 p.m. in a wooded area behind a residence along Hamburg Road near Se.
  • Plane crash in El Cajon
    A small plane carrying three passengers crashed Sunday morning in Santee in when it struck a light pole. The plane crashed into a fence and caught fire,
  • Dog Is Only Survivor Of Plane Crash — Makes His Way Out Of Wreckage To Nearby House
    When responders got to the plane crash site in Indiana on Saturday, all on board the plane had perished, except one dog that had made his way to a nearby house. The folks in the house took him in and cared for the injured dog until a veterinarian was reached. The plane had departed from […]
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  • Pilot injured in small plane crash is Franklin County airport director
    Louisburg, N.C. — The pilot of a small plane that crashed Saturday afternoon has been identified by officials as a Franklin County Airport Director. Steve Merritt, a flight instructor and the manager of the Triangle North Executive Airport in Louisburg, is listed in critical condition Sunday after surgery at ...
  • UPDATED: Plane crash claims three lives
    Three persons and one dog were killed as a result of a small plane crash near Oldenburg Saturday evening, Dec. 16, according to a press release by Indiana State Police Sgt. Stephen Wheeles, Versailles District public information officer. About 9:10 p.m., the ISP was notified that an aircraft had crashed ...
  • 3 hurt when plane crashes near Gillepie Field
    A small plane carrying three passengers crashed Sunday morning in Santee in when it struck a light pole. The plane crashed into a fence and caught fire, damaging Cox Communications trucks in an adjacent parking lot. Karen KucherContact Reporter. Three people were injured early Sunday when a ...

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