Costa Rican aviation officials have grounded Nature Air, the charter flight company, after one its planes crashed and killed the Steinberg family on New Year’s Eve. Lohud.com turned to Dallas Managing Partner Ladd Sanger in the article “Nature Air Grounded After Costa Rican Plane Crash That Killed Steinberg Family,” to discuss the suspension of Nature Air’s operating certificate as investigators search for a cause of the plane crash.
According to Sanger, aviation regulators likely found repeated or intentional violations in order to justify suspending an entire airline operation. He also noted that pulling an operating certificate affects many other flights and business at Nature Air.
“What we have is Nature Air has had a couple of crashes and this accident has pulled back the curtain probably on some operational issues at the company,” Sanger explained.