Small Carriers Running Domestic Flights Using Major Airline Names, But Minus The Name Brand Safety

Small Carriers Running Domestic Flights Using Major Airline Names, But Minus The Name Brand Safety

In Feb 2009, Continental flight 3407 crashed shortly after takeoff before landing, killing 50 people. Investigators found that the pilot had had less than half the flying time required by the major carriers, and that he had failed five flight performance tests in his career. Though the tail, uniforms and ticket said “Continental,” the flight was actually run by a smaller regional carrier, “Colgan Air.” [More]