NEW YORK (PIX11) – Senator Chuck Schumer is calling on the FAA to improve aviation safety regulations that could help prevent crashes like the recent crash landing in San Francisco.
In a press conference on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 Schumer pointed out that there are many similarities between the crash over the weekend and a plane that went down in Buffalo back in 2009.
Both were a result of errors in pilot training. “Pilots in these crashes are mishandling air speed, which can lead to fatal stalls,” Schumer said.
The FAA proposed new training guidelines for co-pilots. They will now have to complete 1,500 hours as a pilot to become fully-certified for passenger flights.