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A government watchdog said Friday that federal safety regulators routinely fail to ensure that American Airlines gets to the cause of maintenance shortcomings when they are discovered.
The Transportation Department’s inspector general said that in some cases, the Federal Aviation Administration closed compliance cases before American took steps to correct the problem.
The report raised questions about the FAA's policy of relying on airline "safety management systems" to find and fix issues before they become hazards.
In one case, American flew a plane with a broken emergency-evacuation slide for nearly three years before telling the FAA.