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Senator Blunt Demands Full Investigation Into Flight That Landed At Wrong Missouri Airport

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NEWS RELEASE ISSUED JANUARY 13, 2014 BY THE OFFICE OF U.S. SENATOR ROY BLUNT

Senator Blunt Demands Full Investigation Into Flight That Landed At Wrong Missouri Airport

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) released the following statement today regarding reports that an airplane landed at the wrong airport in Missouri last evening. Blunt serves as Ranking Member of the Commerce Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security. The subcommittee has jurisdiction over the safety, security and infrastructure of the country’s freight and passenger transportation networks.

“I’ve landed at this airport and it’s tough to navigate in small planes – let alone in an aircraft this size. People have every right to assume that they will arrive at their correct destination. As a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, I will insist that federal regulators do a thorough investigation to find out exactly what happened in Southwest Missouri.”

Blunt also serves as a member of the Commerce Subcommittees on:

· Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security

· Communications, Technology, and the Internet

· Competitiveness, Innovation, and Export Promotion

· Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance

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