Ex-mechanic sues Spirit Airlines, alleging subpar maintenance and falsified records

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    A former senior aircraft mechanic for Atlantic City International Airport's only carrier claims the airline regularly falsified inspection records and performed subpar maintenance on its aircraft, according to a lawsuit filed last month in state Superior Court.

    Richard Torrecq, of the Manahawkin section of Stafford Township, and eight other mechanics sent a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration in 2011 alleging that Spirit Airlines was servicing planes with improper or contaminated fluids and was not providing mechanics with proper tools to service the planes.

    Within five months, six or seven of those mechanics, including Torre, were fired, the lawsuit states. None of the other mechanics is named in legal documents filed at the Atlantic County Courthouse.
    "In addition, Mr. Torre advised Spirit's management that his supervisor, Steve Cohencq, was signing inspection stickers in blank and giving them to mechanics to fill out, date and use without him actually performing the inspections which he was signing off on," states the lawsuit, which seeks unspecified damages.

    An FAA investigation in early 2012 found no evidence to substantiate allegations that Spirit Airlines improperly kept aircraft maintenance records. No violations of regulations were found during the review, according to the FAA.

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