A federal airline safety inspector choked up Thursday as he described what he said were threats made against him and his family when he tried to report Southwest Airlines was flying "unsafe" planes.
Douglas Peters, a seven-year veteran of the Federal Aviation Authority, told a congressional committee that his supervisor, during a visit to Peters' home, pointed to a photograph of Peters' family on a shelf, and said: "This is what's important."
Then, his voice halting and shaking, Peters said his boss told him, "You have a good job here and your wife has a good job. ... I'd hate to see you jeopardize yours and her careers trying to take down a couple of losers." Read full article »