Charity flights get second look from regulators

01/2/2009 | USA Today

A sharp rise in fatalities aboard charity flights operated by nonprofit organizations may lead to increased regulation of the small planes that frequently transport sick or injured passengers to faraway hospitals. About 20,000 so-called Angel Flights are arranged each year, and some aviation experts believe they should be subject to some of the same regulations as commercial airlines. Angel Flight organizations, however, argue that increased regulation would hamper their ability to help those desperately in need of medical care.

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