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FAA stepping up oversight of American Airlines
3 January 2010

Wall Street Journal reports that the U.S. FAA is intensifying the oversight of American Airlines’ operations.
This decision was taken following three landing mishaps over an eleven-day period.
On December 13 the wingtip of an MD-82 struck the runway on landing at Charlotte (CLT). Then on December 22 a Boeing 737-800 overran the runway at Kingston, Jamaica.
The latest incident involved an MD-80 whose wingtip struck the ground while landing in Austin, Texas, on December 24. (Wall Street Journal)