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New York - Lawmaker: NYC Needs More Limits On Helicopters

Published on: June 11, 2019 11:55 AM
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In this Monday, June 10, 2019 photo released by the New York City Fire Department, damage caused by a helicopter crash at 787 7th Avenue in New York is shown.  (AP Photo via FDNY)In this Monday, June 10, 2019 photo released by the New York City Fire Department, damage caused by a helicopter crash at 787 7th Avenue in New York is shown.  (AP Photo via FDNY)

New York - A New York congresswoman is calling on the Federal Aviation Administration to ban “non-essential” helicopter flights over Manhattan following a crash in the city.

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Rep. Carolyn Maloney vowed Monday to hold the agency “accountable” for what happened.

The Manhattan Democrat said she would also consider pursuing legislation if necessary.

Maloney says she doesn’t believe that executive travel or tourist trips would qualify as essential travel.

The proposed ban would only apply to helicopters and not other small aircraft.



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 Jun 11, 2019 at 12:47 PM Educated Archy Says:

What is it with liberals and bans? Accidents happen thats the way of the world. helicopter accidents are extremely rare. The answer is not to prohibit everything under the sun. Lots of people die in car accidents to.

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