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FAA Proposes $500,000 Hazardous Materials Fine Against Emery Worldwide Airlines, Inc

CHICAGO, IL (February 28, 2001) The Federal Aviation
Administration has proposed to assess a $500,000 civil penalty
against Emery Worldwide Airlines, Inc., Vandalia, Ohio, for
allegedly violating U.S. Department of Transportation hazardous
materials regulations.

The FAA alleged that Emery failed to notify the pilots on 19
occasions that hazardous materials were being transported on their
aircraft between October 18, 1998, and July 13, 1999.

On two additional flights, Emery gave the pilots incorrect
information about hazardous cargo on the aircraft. On one
occasion, Emery accepted a hazardous materials shipment that
had partially obscured hazardous materials markings.

Emery has 30 days from receipt of the FAA's civil penalty letter
to respond to the allegations.

This announcement of the proposed civil penalty is in accordance
with FAA's policy of releasing information to the public on newly
issued enforcement actions in cases that involve penalties of
$50,000 or more.


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