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FAA Investigating Nearly 5,000 Pilots Who May Have Been Hiding Health Issues, Report Finds

  • Thousands of US commercial pilots who are military veterans are under investigation for concealing medical conditions from the FAA while still receiving disability benefits from the VA.
  • The FAA has identified around 4,800 pilots who may have submitted incorrect or false medical information and has instructed many of them to cease flying while their cases are reviewed.
  • Concerns have been raised about pilots falsely claiming mental health conditions when filing for disability benefits, particularly as mental health can play a role in aviation disasters.
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