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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

The federal government routinely awards contracts to companies with histories of misconduct, including contract fraud and other violations. POGO believes that providing this website will help to improve contracting decisions and increase public knowledge of how the government spends billions of taxpayer dollars each year. Read more…

Bogota, Colombia Forced Landing Lawsuit

A forced landing and destruction of a Boeing 747 freighter plane near Bogota, Colombia, on July 7, 2008 caused injuries to the crewmembers. Shortly after takeoff, the aircraft experienced multiple engine failures and loss of thrust on operating engines, requiring the pilot to execute a forced landing in dark, mountainous terrain. A negligence lawsuit alleges that Boeing failed to provide adequate operating instructions and warnings for the operation of the aircraft, particularly at high altitude airports, and that Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies, did not provide adequate guidance for maintenance and inspection of the engines that failed on the accident aircraft.

Misconduct Type
Consumer Affairs
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Pending
Date of Announcement
7/17/2009
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
United Technologies Corporation $0
Further Information Released
Law Firm Press Release 10/24/2009

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database