Colgan Air Fined By The FAA

March 2, 2012 Updated Mar 2, 2012 at 6:05 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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March 2, 2012 Updated Mar 2, 2012 at 6:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON, D.C. ( WKBW ) The company that operated Flight 3407, that crashed in Clarence Center 3 years ago, is now being fined by the Federal government for not giving pilots and crew members enough rest time.

The Federal Aviation Administration is seeking a civil penalty of $153 thousand dollars from Colgan Air for incidents stemming from a period between June 15, 2008 and February 23, 2009.

The civil penalty involves alleged violations predating the new pilot flight and duty rest rules that were announced last December.

The regulations go into effect in December of 2013.

Colgan Air has 30 days to respond to these allegations.