Sunday, January 31, 2010

Fort Worth district suspends contract after crash


Associated Press

A week after a plane crash killed a teenager and a flight instructor, the Fort Worth public school district has suspended its contract with the company that provided aviation training to high school students.

Classes in aircraft engine maintenance and repair will continue, district spokesman Clint Bond said. However, they won't be conducted by CRP Future Pilots until the program is reviewed.

Eric Schultz, a 15-year-old sophomore at Dunbar High, and Gregory Green, 36, were killed Jan. 23 in the crash of a a two-seat, single-engine light-sport aircraft in Ellis County. Federal aviation officials are investigating.

Bond said flight instruction was not part of CRP's contract. CRP staffers told administrators they had contacted parents about the flying lessons, Bond said.

The Schultz family and parents of other students have spoken out in support of continuing the aviation program and flight school.


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1 comment:

blueberry said...

That's the exemptions in contracts. Thanks for always keeping us updated.