Thursday, January 15, 2009

Taxpayer on Hook for United Airline's Ditching in Hudson River?

US Airways Flight 1549 lost power to both engines after striking a flock of geese. The pilot saved the day by gliding the craft into the Hudson River. All 155 passengers and crew have been rescued. Now who makes US Airways whole?

President George W. Bush put the taxpayer at risk with his December 23 memo to Mary Peters. He ordered the Transportation Department to insure U.S. flagged air carriers. Did Uncle Sam insure US Airways?