ExpressJet Holdings' flight crew "was not at fault" for the Aug. 7-8 incident in which passengers were stranded overnight on an ERJ-145, US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said Friday, instead pinning the blame on a Mesaba Airlines local representative at Rochester (Minn.) International who "improperly refused" to allow the passengers to deplane. Continental Airlines Flight 2816, operated by ExpressJet, departed Houston at 9:23 p.m. Aug. 7 and was scheduled to arrive at Minneapolis-St. ...

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