Nation: Blaming the FAA

Burton blasts Bond on DC-lOs

As the hearing went on, the chairman began raging at the bland, measured responses of Federal Aviation Administrator Langhorne Bond. The more he heard, the angrier waxed California Congressman John Burton, chairman of a House subcommittee on transportation. The result was a hot clash on an urgent question that demands cold analysis if it is to be resolved: Has the FAA done all that it can and should do to prevent another DC-10 air disaster?

"There appears to be too little ability in the FAA to deal with a crisis such as the DC-10 crash," Burton charged, referring...

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