Airline Inspectors

— NPR's Steve Inskeep reports on the case of four FAA safety inspectors who say they were punished for trying to enforce safety rules. The inspectors claim they found lapses in pilot training at Alaska Airlines, but that their superiors at the FAA declined to take action against the airline. Instead the inspectors were transferred to other jobs. They say a loophole in the law prevents them from getting protection as federal whistle blowers.

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