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NTSB Chair Testifies on Hudson Midair

By Staff Writer | September 17, 2009

National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Chairman Deborah Hersman told the U.S. House Subcommittee on Aviation yesterday that the board sent recommendations to FAA regarding the August 8 crash over the Hudson River “because this accident demonstrated that there is a need for new procedures to be put in place to minimize the risk of collision.” Nine people died as a result of the mid-air collision involving a helicopter and a small aircraft. Hersman noted that FAA has “taken quick action to address operational changes in the Hudson corridor.” FAA announced various proposed changes to the airspace corridor on September 2 in reaction to the accident and mounting pressure from NTSB and the public.
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