FAA Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety Nicholas Sabatini told the US Congress last week that the Comair CRJ200 crash in Lexington, Ky., last month (ATWOnline, Aug. 28) was an "important reminder" of government's critical oversight role but said the "tragic" incident should not obscure the fact that US commercial aviation is in the midst of the "safest period" in its history. The Comair crash killed 49, which accounts for more than half of all air transport fatalities in the US since ...

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