published: 15 JUL 2007 by Harro Ranter, ASN
Acting on disclosures by whistleblowers which cast doubt on the safety at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport (DFW), the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) has directed the U.S. Secretary of Transportation to investigate.
Air traffic controllers at Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport (DFW) allege that a management cover-up of air traffic control operational errors, first reported and investigated more than two years ago, continues today. An Operational Error occurs when air traffic controllers fail to maintain safe separation between aircraft under their control.
In new disclosures it is alleged that FAA personnel at DFW are routinely identifying operational errors as pilot errors. In some cases, the whistleblowers say that managers have improperly interpreted FAA orders and directives to cover up operational errors. (U.S. Office of Special Counsel)
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