Senator Schumer urges investigation into small plane crashes

Posted at 12:27 PM, Mar 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-05 12:50:40-05

Senator Charles Schumer is calling for an investigation into small plane crashes that continue throughout New York.

Senator Schumer says two small plane crashes in February were followed by at least 18 other crashes last year. One of those crashes left three dead in North Collins in September. Another sent a family into Lake Erie just before the New Year.

Schumer is urging the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) to investigate to determine whether or not more precautions need to be taken to make the skies safer.

"Safety is our number one priority and an NTSB investigation could reveal new clues that make our skies safer," said Senator Schumer. "In addition to its case-by-case investigations, the NTSB should launch a more comprehensive investigation that might connect the dots on a larger trend."