Feds Probe Loose Seats on American Airlines
Tense union battle
- Duration 2:19
- Date Oct 2, 2012
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He -- fact this is actually the third reported incident that we know love in just the past week now American Airlines is grounding 8750 sevens to investigate why the seats.
Are coming loose on board -- passengers got quite a scare over the weekend.
What an American flight was forced to divert to John F Kennedy Airport in New York.
On Saturday after row of seats came unbolted mid flight -- on Monday it happened again a flight.
Headed from JFK to Miami had to be turned back around after lose seats were discovered on board.
And according to the New York Post it was revealed a third flight travelling from Colorado to Texas.
Had issues with -- seats on September 26.
And here's a transcript of one pilot reporting the -- usual problem.
To air traffic control and I'm quoting I've got an unusual one for you during climb out rose passenger seats wrote twelve DE and -- Came loose out of the floor.
Passengers -- and unable to sit in that seat and quote.
Well luckily all jets did land without incident now the Federal Aviation Administration is investigating bill.
Well does the airline know why this is happening and well there's a lot of explanations but certainly no concrete answers I -- some pilots are saying that the maintenance issue may be the result.
Of a union dispute that the union denies that American's -- AMA.
AMR -- Actually filed for bankruptcy protection in November.
And then on Monday more than 200 pilots conducted what they called an informational picket in New York claiming.
But they've worked about a contract for six years now at the airline says that the seats were installed by American airlines' maintenance contractors.
And that the issue does not seem to be tied to anyone facility or group.
And they say in a statement and I'm quoting there could be a possible issue with a certain model of seats and how they fit into the tracking used.
To secure the seats.
But what ever the reason -- retired American pilot says passengers shouldn't worry listen.
I know the incident over the weekend to give people -- The FAA says preliminary information indicates these lose seats are the result of a maintenance issue and they are investigating.