Norton Calls For Hearing On Airline Safety Following Fatality On Southwest Airlines Flight And ‘60 Minutes’ Investigation Into Allegiant Airlines

Norton Calls for Hearing on Airline Safety Following Fatality on Southwest Airlines Flight and ‘60 Minutes’ Investigation into Allegiant Airlines

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), a senior Member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and its Subcommittee on Aviation, today called on the committee or subcommittee to hold a hearing on aviation safety in the United States following two recent major developments implicating airline safety—a “60 Minutes” investigation into low-cost carrier Allegiant Airlines that found numerous safety lapses and incidents, and yesterday’s accident on a Southwest Airlines flight during which an engine blew apart, killing one passenger and forcing an emergency landing.  Norton noted that while the fatality was the first on a U.S. …

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