FAA Aims to Fight Pilot Fatigue

New rule includes flight time limits and a mandatory 10-hour rest period.
0:26 | 12/21/11

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Federal aviation officials today announced sweeping new rules to ensure that pilots are well rested before -- they enter the cockpit. The new rules include time limits for flights in a ten hour minimum rest period. The changes were prompted by the 2009 Colgan Air crashed in Buffalo, New York suburb where fifty people including one person on the ground died. Investigators found that pilot fatigue played a role in that crash.

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