Schumer proposes Hudson safety measures

August 30, 2009 1:06:19 PM PDT
Sen. Charles Schumer is proposing new measures he says would help prevent another crash over the Hudson River like the one that killed nine people earlier this month. Schumer wants the Federal Aviation Administration to monitor all helicopter and airplane flights below 1,000 feet. He also says the FAA should develop safety standards for commercial sightseeing tours.

At local control towers, Schumer wants more staffing and he wants alarm systems installed that set off progressively louder alarms as aircraft get closer to each other.

Schumer is holding a press conference Sunday in Manhattan to announce his recommendations. He says Congress needs to fund new technology to make air-traffic control operations safer.


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