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FAA Grounds Trump Campaign Jet for Expired $5 Registration

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Donald Trump's campaign jet. (Associated Press)

By    |   Thursday, 21 Apr 2016 07:31 AM

The FAA has grounded one of Donald Trump's campaign jets because of an expired $5 registration, Bloomberg Business reported Wednesday.

The Federal Aviation Administration contacted the Trump-connected company which owns the twin-engine, Cessna 750 Citation X. Its registration expired Jan. 31, according to an FAA aircraft registry database, noted Bloomberg.

The aircraft, registered to DJT Operations CX LLC, was used by Trump on April 11 when he flew to Albany, New York, according to photos by the Times Union, stated Bloomberg.

"The aircraft owner is currently working with the FAA Aircraft Registry and will reregister the aircraft before further flight," Laura J. Brown, a spokeswoman for the FAA said in a statement, according to The New York Times on Wednesday.

The Times said the registration costs $5 and is valid for three years. Penalties for flying without the registration update could add up to $27,500 civilly, a criminal fine of up to $250,000 and imprisonment for up to three years.

Some aircraft owners told the New York Daily News that the FAA typically sends a warning letter to an aircraft owner before assessing fines after learning that an aircraft has been operating with a defaulted registration.

Trump campaign spokeswoman Hope Hicks told the New York Times earlier in the week that the registration process was "just about complete." Brown declined to comment on any action the FAA might take given that the aircraft was used with a lapsed registration.

The aircraft in question seats eight people and has been used by Trump to travel to numerous events, according to The Associated Press. Trump also owns a Boeing 757 airliner and three helicopters.

Trump's Boeing 757 with his name on the side of the aircraft is the more recognizable aircraft, which he called the "ultimate bus" on CBS's "Face the Nation" in January.

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