Pilot Criticizes New FAA Rules

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - The pilot who landed a jetliner safely on the Hudson River last year says proposed new rules aimed at reducing pilot fatigue don't go far enough and might even make matters worse.

Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger spoke to reporters Friday at Purdue University in Indiana, where he's being honored as a distinguished alumnus.

Sullenberger says part of the new rules being considered by the Federal Aviation Administration would increase a pilot's maximum
daily flying time from eight hours to 10. He says that won't reduce
fatigue. He's asking the public to contact Congress and the FAA to
seek changes in the rules.

Sullenberger glided a plane carrying 155 people to a landing on
the Hudson River when it was crippled after it struck a flock of
geese in January 2009.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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