5/5/2010

After studying last year's splashdown in the Hudson River, the NTSB is recommending the most sweeping changes in 25 years to make accidents more survivable. "This is a seminal accident as far as survival factors go," said NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman in introducing the agency's recommendations, which include more life vests, engines designed to resist bird strikes, and more thorough pre-flight safety briefings.

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