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House passes airline safety bill

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Posted: Oct 14, 2009 3:03 PM by Christine Lewis
Updated: Oct 14, 2009 4:11 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: Pilot, airplane, airline, safety, crash

The House has passed a bill aimed at placing stricter regulations on pilot training, qualifications and work schedules. The "Airline Safety and Pilot Training Improvement Act of 2009" was approved Wednesday. The bill is in response to accidents involving regional airlines and requires entry-level pilots to have more experience.

The bill comes after all 49 people aboard Flight 3407 were killed when their plane crashed into a home near the Buffalo-Niagara International Airport in February. A man inside the home was also killed.

An investigation revealed the flight's captain and first officer made a series of critical errors leading up to the crash.

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