The government shutdown continues to have an impact on matters of safety across the country, and California is also feeling the sting. A report from the Los Angeles Times outlines how Southern California safety inspectors working for the Federal Aviation Administration will have to go on leave until the shutdown is resolved. This could pose a serious safety issue, considering the responsibilities placed upon these persons. It’s these inspectors’ duty to ensure that mechanics and pilots obtain the proper qualifications prior to working on planes. They also make sure that aviation repair shops are up to par. Due to the furloughs, the investigation into the recent Santa Monica plane crash has also had to be halted.
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