Pinnacle Airlines Faces More Than $1 Million in Penalties

The Federal Aviation Administration has proposed civil penalties of $1,042,500 against Memphis-based Pinnacle Airlines, Inc., for operating aircraft that did not comply with federal regulations. Specific allegations include allowing flight crews to perform maintenance tasks as well as failure to complete inspections to monitor a crack in a turbine assembly.

All too often, issues like stress damage, design defects and other aircraft failures are only discovered during an assessment of wreckage. Holding airlines accountable through personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits is sometimes the last best option for creating meaningful consequences for corporate negligence.