Earlier this week, a half-dozen elected officials lined up along the Hudson River in New York, calling for changes in how the airspace above the river is controlled in the aftermath of Saturday’s fatal collision of a plane and helicopter, according to a report in “The New York Times,” which notes:
One called for banning all air traffic along the corridor if the federal authorities did not have the technology or manpower to monitor and manage it; another called for requiring all aircraft to have crash avoidance technology. Even Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, a pilot and the man in charge of safeguarding the city’s residents and its economy, said at a later news briefing that he would welcome responsible changes in the oversight of the air corridor.
“Amateur hour in the sky is over,” said the Manhattan borough president, Scott M. Stringer.
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