FAA Should Probe Pilots' Commutes, DOT Inspector Warns

Law360, New York (March 20, 2012, 7:51 PM EDT) -- Federal aviation regulators have a duty to investigate whether pilots' long commutes cause fatigue, the U.S. Department of Transportation's inspector general told senators Tuesday, noting pilots in a 2009 plane crash had commuted hundreds of miles to get to their home base.

DOT Inspector General Calvin Scovel critiqued Tuesday the Federal Aviation Administration's implementation of the Federal Aviation Administration Extension Act of 2010, which was enacted to combat fatigue and other safety hazards after a Colgan Air Inc. plane crashed near Buffalo, N.Y., and killed 50...
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