Below The Radar

Number 26618
Subject Aviation
Source WPIX-TV (New York)
Year 2014
Publication Date April 28, 2014 April 29, 2014 April 30, 2014 May 5, 2014 July 30, 2014
Summary Mario Diaz exposed several of air traffic controllers returning to FAA towers or control centers with little or no accountability shortly after being a contributing factor to a deadly crash. As detailed in the series of “Below The Radar” reports, these crashes resulted in 104 deaths. The litigation produced from several of these crashes came at a steep price to American taxpayers. Diaz uncovered public records (Department of Treasury and Federal judgements) indicating that the Federal Government made either verdict or settlement payments in excess of $100-million dollars to the estate of the victims --- including the estate of the pilots involved in these crashes.
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Keywords air traffic controllers; FAA; accountability; taxpayers; deaths
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