Thread: SWA Lawsuit
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Old 04-15-2008, 07:42 PM   #7  
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Originally Posted by KC10 FATboy View Post
New question. Isn't the PIC responsible if he/she flies an airplane that isn't air worthy? I only bring this up because of sutuations that I know of at other carriers. On one such instance, an airplane was missing a required fire bottle and the FAA went after all of the pilots that had flown the aircraft.

Just curious if the pilots could not possibly be wrapped up into this. This is going to spell trouble for ALL airlines, not just SWA.


Assuming the PIC operated IAW the FAA approved means for determining airworthiness (whatever the ops manual says), he/she should be okay. It isn't the pilot's job to stand over the mechanics and confirm the work is done.
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