FAA named Flight 3407 in proposal


WASHINGTON, D.C. (WIVB) – There is a new push to make the skies safer and avoid a tragedy like the Crash of 3407 from ever happening again.

The FAA is proposing tougher standards in flight simulators for pilots. The agency named Flight 3407 in the proposal. Officials say newer standards are needed to teach pilots how to avert mistakes, like the one that led to the 2009 crash in Clarence Center.

Federal investigators say Pilot Marvin Renslow had the wrong reaction to a stall warning, and as a result, lost control of the plane.

Families of the 50 victims have been pushing for tougher safety standards since the crash.

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