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Bad News... Fake Mechanic Gets Airplanes Grounded

FAA Warns City Airport Of Investigation

The city of Pleasonton, TX, and a number of aircraft ownwers, got some bad news when an FAA inspector rang them up to let them know that a number of aircraft based at the home airport were not legal to fly. Apparently, after a complaint from an individual to the FAA, an initial investigation revealed that a mechanic doing business at, and based at the airport, was reportedly not certified.

The FAA's Lynn Lunsford has confirmed reports that annual and other inspections at the airport had been conducted by an uncertified mechanic... pretty much grounding all the affected airplanes. The aircraft and their owners are pretty much out of the flying game until each aircraft can be inspected and certified by a properly licensed A&P or AI.

Initial reports do not give much information as to how long this problem has been ongoing, but the so-called mechanic works out of a business based on the field, and the investigation remains ongoing.

The city was notified about the matter on On Tuesday, August 6th. Pleasanton Mayor Travis Hall noted that, “Neither the City of Pleasanton nor any of its employees is involved in the complaint. However, if asked to do so, we will cooperate fully in the investigation.”

FMI: www.faa.gov

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