Family Members of Flight 3407 Victims Fight for Tougher Standards

September 27, 2013 Updated May 18, 2010 at 7:37 PM EDT

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September 27, 2013 Updated May 18, 2010 at 7:37 PM EDT

Surrounded by family members of the victims in the crash of Flight 3407, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer, (D) New York, made a plea to his colleagues on the Senate to pass tougher training requirements for co-pilots of regional jets.
It's part of the F.A.A. Reauthorization bill which has been approved by the U.S. House and Senate- but awaits final passage.
The House version calls for a minimum of 1,500 hours of experience for co-pilots before they are hired-- the Senate version calls for just 800 hours.
Many say that is not enough.
Family members are hopeful the Senate will adopt the House requirements before the bill is sent off to the President's desk.
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