In an exclusive interview, Capt. Sullenberger goes in depth on the FAA bill amendment, introduced by Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA), that he says will cost lives. This veteran pilot and accident investigator says:
“This amendment is really a slap in the face of the families of the victims of the Buffalo crash”
He’s talking about the crash that claimed the lives of 50 people in Buffalo, NY. It is believed pilot fatigue played a role in the crash.
Safety regulations, like making sure pilots are properly rested to ensure passenger safety would be severely impacted by this new provision.
It’s not even just a safety issue. It’s also labor issue, and sadly, when Ed asked, “Is this a money issue?”
Capt. Sullenberger said simply: “Of course.”
See the full interview here:
Update: Join us again on Monday—we’ll be honoring the anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and his commitment to workers’ rights.
King died in Memphis where he was supporting the right to collectively bargain for sanitation workers there.