FAA proposes fine against US Airways for hazardous materials on board

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed a $395,850 civil penalty against US Airways for violating hazardous materials regulations.

The FAA alleges that the Star Alliance carrier committed various violations between 26 February and 12 May, involving 12 flights to or from Hartford Bradley International airport.

In one violation, the carrier had accepted an undeclared shipment with ten disposable cigarette lighters filled with flammable gas, says the FAA.

In another instance, the carrier offered a shipment of cell batteries filled with alkali for transportation on a US Airways passenger flight, it adds.

US Airways had also failed to provide pilots with accurate and legibly written information about 23 shipments of hazardous materials that it accepted for air transportation, says the FAA.

The airline has 30 days from the receipt of the enforcement letter from the FAA to respond to the agency.