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  • After the Crash

    Series explored recurrent problems with faulty aircraft maintenance that endangered the lives of pilots and passengers, and examined a mechanic's pattern of falsifying records to try to hide his mistakes.
  • Clues from the swamp

    After the Everglades crash of a ValuJet plane, questions arised regarding the safety rating of the airline. Prior to the accident, the FAA's Aircraft Maintenance Division called for the review of ValuJet's license. This review never happened. The problems regarding this airline illustrate what some see as a cozy relationship between carriers and the FAA.
  • Northwest Airlines

    WCCO-TV (Minneapolis) uses aircraft maintenance records to document a dangerous pattern of delayed repairs on Northwest Airlines planes, Nov. 8, 1987.