December 8, 2023



CBP hid details about near-fatal helicopter crash at secret flight school: whistleblower

New York Post

By Social Links forJosh Christenson
Published Nov. 19, 2023, 9:52 a.m. ET

US Customs and Border Protection has papered over damning details about a near-fatal helicopter crash during a training exercise in 2021 — and attempted to cover up violations at an “under wraps” flight school that led to it, whistleblower disclosures exclusively obtained by The Post show.

CBP’s Air and Marine Operations division abused its authority and posed “a substantial and specific danger to public safety” by allowing most of its AS350 light helicopter fleet to operate without crash-resistant fuel tanks and permitting pilots to fly with minimal certifications, according to the revelations.

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