(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: Benton Harbor Begins Accepting Bids To Replace Lead Pipes
A spokesperson for the FAA says Air Eagle LLC does not have the certification chartered companies are required to have.READ MORE: Michigan Reports 25,329 New COVID-19 Cases, 137 Deaths
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: 'Your Life Does Not End Because You Have A Diagnosis': Shantel Smith Opens Up About Her Battle With Multiple Sclerosis Before 'Survivor'
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