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FAA Fines Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a $175,000 civil penalty against the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for alleged violations of Department of Transportation Hazardous Materials Regulations. The FAA alleges that MIT offered a fiberboard box containing 33 electronic devices to FedEx for transportation by air from Cambridge to Seattle on Aug. 25, 2009. Each electronic (avstop.com) Plus d'info...

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linbb
linbb 0
Due to poor training we almost lost another air crew and aircraft. When is someone going to call for a complete ban on lithim batterys on aircraft? They are supposed to be a place of higher learning???Give me a break.
HuhtaBill
William Huhta 0
Same goes for electric lithium battery powered motorcycles. The batteries
are extremely hazardous; no crashes yet...at the MotoGP races. One bike
caught fire at Portland International Raceway, could not be extinguished
with normal fire bottles...have to wear rubber gloves, can't breathe fumes. And the batteries come from China...
jhakunti
Jayden Hakunti 0
Lithium batteries do not belong on airplanes. Too bad passenger planes still carry them today in the USA. Thankfully the package caught fire before it made it to the plane, instead of on it. I'm glad we didn't have to loose another plane and crew. MIT should be held accountable. Especially since they should know better.

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