Trump’s jet not registered to fly with FAA

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A jet owned by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and frequently used on the campaign trail is not currently registered to fly, according to a new report.

Registration for Trump’s Cessna jet expired on Jan. 31 and is not in good standing based on Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) records, The New York Times reported Tuesday.

{mosads}Trump was warned by the FAA that the jet’s registration was set to expire and was informed by the agency when it lapsed, according to the report.

The billionaire has four other registered aircraft, including three helicopters and his infamous Boeing 757 that has “Trump” plastered in big bold letters across the side.

The Cessna jet, which can fly into smaller airports and seats eight people, has made hundreds of flights since last summer and flew as recently as Monday for a campaign event ahead of the New York primary.

Aircraft generally must be registered in order to fly, and the FAA may impose a civil penalty of up to $27,500 or a criminal fine of up to $250,000 and imprisonment for up to three years if operators and owners are in violation.

The Times notes that the agency is unlikely to seek the maximum penalty in this case. But Trump’s Cessna jet could be grounded while the issue gets sorted out.

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