For Immediate Release

Release No. ASW 04-00
March 6, 2000
Contact: John Clabes, Roland Herwig
Phone: (405) 954-7500

FORT WORTH — The Federal Aviation Administration has proposed to assess a $51,000 civil penalty against a Dallas/Fort Worth air cargo company for alleged violation of Department of Transportation hazardous materials regulations.

FAA alleged Kitty Hawk Aircargo, Inc., offered one box containing paint and urethane catalyst to DHL Airways for transportation by air from D/FW International Airport to San Antonio, Texas, via Cincinnati and Austin. An airline employee unloading cargo at San Antonio discovered the package was leaking a white paint-like substance and called FAA investigators, who found the box was not classed, described, packaged, marked, or in condition for transport as required by hazardous materials regulations. In addition, Kitty Hawk Aircargo failed to make required emergency response information available.

The company has 30 days from receipt of the notice to respond. This announcement is made in accordance with the FAA's practice of releasing information to the public on newly issued enforcement actions involving penalties of $50,000 or more.