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JAL punishes 15 employees following mishaps
18 April 2005

Japan Airlines said it has reprimanded 15 more officials for their involvement in four separate mishaps. The 15 include a pilot who attempted to take off without authorization from air traffic control at Hokkaido`s New Chitose Airport in January. The pilot will be suspended from working for 10 days. Another pilot and a copilot who misunderstood the control tower’s instructions at Seoul-Inchon Airport, causing a runway incursion, were also given warnings. Two other mishaps were a March 16 incident in which cabin attendants failed to perform a safety procedure for emergency evacuation, and a case revealed in December in which a cargo plane was found to have had the wrong kind of wheel component for more than eight years. An executive in charge of the cabin attendant division has returned a month’s salary over the safety violation, while a senior official in charge of maintenance was admonished, JAL said. (The Japan Times)