FAA: Crash pilot, plane had clean records

08/11/2009 | Google

An FAA spokesman says the pilot of the small plane that collided with a helicopter over the Hudson River on Aug. 8 had been flying for more than 10 years and had a clean record. Steven Altman, 60, was instrument-rated and trained to fly in poor weather, according to the FAA. Records show his plane, a Piper manufactured in 1976, also had a spotless record.

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