Chris Monteleon

FAA Aviation Inspector

Chris Monteleon appears in the following:

An FAA Whistleblower and the Question of Airline Safety

Friday, June 05, 2009

After Bombardier Dash 8 Q400, flown by Colgan Air, crashed in Buffalo, New York, earlier this year, a federal safety inspector at Colgan Air said he had reported to his supervisors that planes were flying at incorrect speeds, with a broken radio, and failing multiple attempts at landing properly. That safety inspector is Chris Monteleon, who says his complaints were ignored; he was relegated to a desk job.

Monteleon joins The Takeaway to talk about his experience with Colgan Air. Barbara Peterson, a Senior Aviation Correspondent for Conde Nast Traveller, also joins the show to talk about airline safety.