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Executives indicted over faulty aircraft repairs
Feds indict former executives of Northern Calif. aircraft repair company over faulty repairs
By The Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ' A federal grand jury has indicted six former executives and supervisors of a Northern California aircraft repair company on charges that they cut corners and used unapproved parts during repairs.

The indictment was unsealed Thursday in Sacramento. It charges the six former employees of Lincoln-based WECO Aerospace Systems Inc. of conspiring to use cheaper parts and falsely certifying that the Federal Aviation Administration approved their use.

Prosecutors allege the faulty repairs happened between October 2006 and February 2008.

U.S. Attorney Benjamin Wagner says no crashes or flight emergencies occurred because of the repairs.

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. purchased the company in 2007, and Wagner says Gulfstream has cooperated in the investigation.

The defendants are scheduled to be arraigned on Oct. 20.

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