FAA closes probe into taunting banners

By: AP
By: AP
The Federal Aviation Administration says it
is no longer investigating a case in which an airplane towed
banners taunting Tiger Woods about his sex scandal during the
Masters.

The Associated Press
Tiger Woods pumps his fist after his birdie putt on the ninth green during the first round of the Masters golf tournament in Augusta on Thursday.

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - The Federal Aviation Administration says it
is no longer investigating a case in which an airplane towed
banners taunting Tiger Woods about his sex scandal during the
Masters.

FAA inspectors had ordered the flights halted Friday until it
underwent minor repairs. The single-engine Cessna made two flights
near Augusta National as Woods played Thursday in the first round
of the golf tournament.

Kathleen Bergen of the FAA says Monday that the plane has been
flown back to Ohio for repairs and that "we consider this matter
to be closed."

The plane was flying for a company called Air America Aerial Ads
based in Genoa, Ohio. The company said the plane's only problem was
with a seatbelt that failed to meet FAA standards.
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Information from: Chronicle , http://www.augustachronicle.com


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