Probe launched after 200 China pilots falsified records: govt
Posted by Author on September 6, 2010
By Robert Saiget (AFP) – Sep. 5,2010 –
BEIJING — China said Monday it was investigating its commercial pilots’ qualifications amid revelations more than 200 of them lied on their resumes.
The probe comes after 42 people died on August 24 when a Brazilian-made jet flown by Henan Airlines crashed at a small airport in northeastern China’s Heilongjiang province.
Fifty-four passengers and crew survived the crash, in which the plane missed the runway, sparking speculation that pilot error was to blame.
The investigation into qualifications was launched by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), the country’s aviation regulator, the central government’s news website said.
Between 2008 and 2009, the resumes of more than 200 Chinese commercial pilots were found to have been falsified, the report said, with some of them embellishing their flying histories.
At least half of the pilots worked for Shenzhen Airlines, which owns Henan Airlines…….(more details from AFP)
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