All Nippon Airways (ANA) had its U.S. headquarters in L.A. raided by the FBI on Thursday morning. There’s very little info online about it, and there’s no word why a search warrant was issued. The office reopened in the afternoon.
This comes less than 2 days after the airline grounded its entire domestic (Japan) fleet of Bombardier planes. A DSC-8 landed with nose gear stuck in the retracted position the other day, which (along with other incidents) prompted the move to ground the fleet.
The irony is that ANA was named by Air Transport World as the “Airline of the Year” for 2007 back in January. I guess those Nationwide commercials are true: Life comes at you fast!!
Here’s a link to the story.