The US FAA is proposing a civil penalty of $1,892,000 against Pinnacle Airlines subsidiary Colgan Air, for allegedly allowing 84 newly hired flight attendants to work on 172 flights aboard a Bombardier Dash 8-Q400, between Nov. 3-9, 2009, when they were not properly trained to use the aircraft’s cabin fire extinguisher system. The FAA alleges the new Colgan flight attendants were trained with fire extinguishers used on the airline’s Saab 340s, which operate differently than ...

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