Fri, Apr 29, 2005
FAA: "It's All Been Resolved"
The man who runs Fargo Aero Tech has dropped his appeal after
the FAA, under an emergency order, revoked his A&P ticket.
This, in the wake of a general aviation mishap blamed on improper
"It's all been resolved," said the FAA's Bob Jensen, quoted by
the Fargo Forum. "There's no more appeal. They accepted the
As ANN reported Monday, Emory Babolian's ticket
was pulled after the February 26th mishap involving a Cessna
177RG. The plane made a forced landing after its pilot
aborted climb-out from Fargo's Hector International Airport. NTSB
investigators later found a leak around the oil filter. The gasket
between the filter and its mount was folded in half, creating
something much less than a perfect seal.
Aero Tech's Part 145 ticket had been pulled last year after FAA
investigators found the company had been negligent in maintaining a
helicopter that later suffered a transmission link failure.
Babolian was cited for pencil-whipping the helo's maintenance
records to falsify the date of its annual inspection.
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