(CBS DETROIT) – The company hired to fly Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to Florida, is not authorized to operate chartered flights, according to the Detroit Free Press.
This is the aircraft Whitmer’s office confirmed she flew on back in March.READ MORE: Hispanic Heritage Month: Mexicantown Through Artist Eyes
A spokesperson for the FAA says Air Eagle LLC does not have the certification chartered companies are required to have.READ MORE: United Airlines Facing Record $1.9 Million Fine For Extended Delays
The Detroit-based company could face civil penalties.
This comes after Republican lawmakers criticized the governor for taking the trip amid state COVID-19 restrictions.MORE NEWS: Ford Recalls Mustang Mach-E For Windshield, Sunroof Issues
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