NTSB to open review of NYC airspace rules:

08/10/2009 | Bloomberg

The National Transportation Safety Board announced Sunday it will begin a review of airspace restrictions in the New York City area following Saturday's fatal mid-air collision. "If the safety board determines that there are any issues that need to be addressed immediately because of an acute safety concern, we will issue urgent safety recommendations," said NTSB chair Debbie Hersman during a news conference. An FAA spokeswoman said that agency is not currently considering new restrictions, and the president of the AOPA Air Safety Foundation warned that the air traffic control system would be overloaded with requests if general aviation pilots were required to seek permission to enter the Hudson River corridor.

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