The jet cabin from Transair Flight 810 rests on the Pacific Ocean ground off the coast of Honolulu, Hawaii, on July 8, 2021. (Sea Engineering, Inc./NTSB by way of AP)
A cargo airline whose aircraft ditched into the ocean off Hawaii has been grounded after investigators appeared into the corporate’s security practices earlier than the accident.
The Federal Aviation Administration stated Friday that it’s going to bar Rhoades Aviation of Honolulu from flying or doing upkeep inspections till it meets FAA rules.
The company didn’t element Rhoades’ alleged shortcomings. The corporate didn’t instantly reply to telephone and e-mail messages for remark.
The choice to floor the provider, which operates as Transair, is separate from the investigation into the July 2 ditching of a Boeing 737, the FAA stated. Two pilots have been rescued by the Coast Guard after the nighttime crash.
The corporate had one aircraft nonetheless in operation this week, a Boeing 737-200 just like the one which crashed.
The FAA stated it started investigating Rhoades Aviation’s upkeep and security practices final fall and instructed the corporate about two weeks earlier than the crash that it deliberate to revoke its authority to do upkeep inspections. The corporate didn’t enchantment the FAA’s choice inside the 30 days as required if it needed the case reconsidered, the FAA stated.
The pilots tried to show again to Honolulu after telling an air visitors controller that that they had misplaced energy in a single engine and feared that the opposite engine on the 46-year-old aircraft would additionally fail. Investigators with the Nationwide Transportation Security Board discovered the wreckage of the aircraft however haven’t but recovered the info recorders that would maintain clues about what induced the aircraft to go down.