Flight-Plan Miscues Imperil U.S. Air Safety, Watchdog Says

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  • Duplicate flight plans let commercial pilots veer off course
  • FAA grapples with `increasing trend' of mistaken filings

The aviation system is plagued by erroneous data on flight plans that may confuse pilots and controllers, putting safety at risk, according to an U.S. investigative agency’s report to the White House and Congress.

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