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Airline Safety

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Airline Safety

Airline Safety

Airline Safety

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The General Accounting Office says Federal Aviation Administration inspectors routinely let airlines and airports get away with safety violations. The GAO, which reports to Congress, says FAA inspectors concede they are so overworked and so often second-guessed that they rarely write up or punish violators. NPR's Steve Inskeep reports.

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