Majority Leader Senator Chuck Schumer delivered a speech on the Senate floor commemorating the 15th anniversary of the tragic Flight 3407 plane crash in Western NY. He emphasized the importance of maintaining the safety standards set by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act. Schumer, alongside the families of those lost in the crash, fought for the legislation which required pilots to have 1,500 hours of flight experience before flying a commercial airplane. He insists that these standards must not be watered down, as the aviation industry has seen a dramatic decrease in fatal crashes since the act’s implementation.
Read more about Majority Leader Senator Chuck Schumer’s commemoration of the Flight 3407 tragedy and his advocacy for the importance of the FAA Reauthorization Act. Learn about his commitment to maintaining high safety standards in the aviation industry and his efforts to prevent such a tragedy from happening again. Click the link below for more details.