FAA investigating whether ‘unqualified’ Chicago firefighters were allowed to operate special airport rigs at O’Hare, Midway

Chicago News

The FAA notified the city in late July it launched a probe into allegations of “unqualified Chicago Fire Department personnel manning” specialized fire department rigs that are mandated at airports, according to a letter from the FAA obtained by the Chicago Tribune. The rigs, sometimes called crash tenders, require specific training to operate.

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