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
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. As ANN reported Monday, Emory Babolian's ticket
was pulled after the February 26th mishap involving a Cessna
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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