House Votes to Toughen Pilot Training

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

The U.S. House has passed a bill to toughen regulations on pilot training, qualifications and work schedules in response to accidents involving regional airlines.

The bill passed 409-11 Wednesday would require entry-level pilots to have more experience. A companion measure has been introduced in the Senate.

The impetus for the bill was Continental Connection Flight 3407, which crashed Feb. 12 near Buffalo-Niagara International Airport. All 49 people aboard and one man in a house below were killed.

Testimony at a May hearing revealed the flight's captain and first officer made a series of critical errors leading up to the crash. The flight was operated by regional carrier Colgan Air Inc. of Manassas, Va.


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