European airline operators have reacted angrily to the American decision to ground all DC-10 jets.?
European airline operators have reacted angrily to the American decision to ground all DC-10 jets. Most other countries which operate the airliner have followed the American example, causing disruption to thousands of passengers. British Caledonian Airways, which owns three of the wide-bodied aircraft, on Thursday (7 June) threatened to sue the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration if it did not satisfactorily explain why it applied the grounding order to the long-range version of the jet. Most of the problems which have been detected in the aircraft have occurred in the short-range version of the DC-10. With more details on the effects of the grounding NBC's Dianne Wildman reports from the United States and the BBC's Christopher Morris from London. In Washington Federal Aviation Administration Chairman Langhorne Bond explained why the ground order had been applied.