3407 Family Members in Washington, Push for FAA Bill

July 20, 2010 Updated Jul 20, 2010 at 8:08 AM EDT

By WKBW Programming

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July 20, 2010 Updated Jul 20, 2010 at 8:08 AM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - Family members of victims of flight 3407 will be in Washington, D.C. Tuesday to push lawmakers to pass the FAA Re-authorization Bill, which must be passed by August 1.

The group will hold a news conference at Noon Tuesday with Congressman Chris Lee.

Robin Tolsma, whose husband died in the crash of flight 3407, had vowed not to fly until new safety legislation was passed.

Tolsma broke that vow to join other family members in Washington, citing the importance of the bill.

"I know I said I would never fly again until the FAA Re-authorization bill was passed, but to me this is just too important. I made a vow that this doesn't happen to anybody else and I need to go," Tolsma said before boarding her flight.

Tolsma also pointed out that her boarding pass showed her flight number to be 3417, which she said spells, "LIVE" upside-down.