If you've never had a fear of flying before, you ought to consider developing one now. Here we have yet another impact of illegal immigration, not only on our economy, but on the safety of travelers who fly our major airlines.
From Fox News:
|Aircraft repair requires even experienced mechanics to frequently consult manuals that are written in English and leave a detailed record of what repairs they have made, according to WFAA-TV.|
Still, hundreds of mechanics working in the more than 236 FAA-certified aircraft repair stations in Texas were not familiar enough with the English language to even read the manuals that coincide with the kinds of planes they were expected to fix, WFAA reported.
"There are people [where I work] who do not know how to read maintenance manuals as they are spelled out, because they don't have a clue," one Texas aircraft mechanic told the station.
But hiring a certified mechanic in Texas costs upwards of $25 an hour, compared to the less than $10 technicians who can't speak English will do the work for.
So, allowing illegals to come in and depress the wages of legitimate American mechanics is more important than the safety of airline passengers?
One thing you can be sure of. The next airline crash that occurs here in the U.S. is going to be followed by lawsuits from victims families demanding to know if the plane had been serviced by illegals who couldn't speak English.
You can access the Fox news story on-line here:
Report: Airlines Are Hiring Mechanics Who Can't Speak English, Read Manuals
May 19, 2009
You can access the WFAA report on-line here:
News 8 Investigates: Airline Mechanics Who Can't Read English (Video Included)
WFAA Dallas/Ft. Worth
May 16, 2009