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United Accused of Flying Plane "Not in Airworthy Condition"

The FAA may slap United Airlines with a $435,000 penalty for flying a plane that was "not in airworthy condition" during 23 flights. Yes, they flew an airplane, with passengers on it, that was deemed to be "not in airworthy condition" 23 times!

According to the FAA, United mechanics replaced a Boeing 787's fuel pump pressure gauge on June 9, 2014, but did not inspect the work until 19 days later. In the interim, the plane made 23 domestic and international passenger flights, including two after the FAA notified United of the lapse, the agency alleges.

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