SkyWest Pilots On Notice Regarding Safety Violations

SkyWest Pilots On Notice Regarding Safety Violations

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- A top SkyWest official is cautioning the St. George-based airline's pilots about four safety lapses in the past 18 months.

Brad Holt is SkyWest airlines' chief of operations.

In a May fourth memo he said the Federal Aviation Administration investigated the incidents.

That's according to a copyright story in The Salt Lake Tribune this morning.

Two of the reports involved wing tips striking runways, one was about an overloaded baggage compartment that affected an aircraft's takeoff and another where a pilot didn't follow proper takeoff procedures.

There were no injuries in any of the incidents.

Mike Fergus, an F-A-A spokesman, says his agency looks more closely at airlines that could have safety problems.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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