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The Nation

A congressional panel began an investigation into charges that Trans World Airlines is unsafe to fly because it is employing inexperienced workers to replace striking flight attendants. The allegations against the nation’s fifth-largest airline were made by the Independent Federation of Flight Attendants, whose 6,000 members struck TWA on March 7. A top airline executive strongly denied the charges. A Federal Aviation Administration official said that, while the matter is still under investigation, the agency has no evidence that the strike has compromised safety.


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