Federal safety officials say tougher regulations are needed for air tour operators and hot-air balloon rides
Federal safety officials are making another push for stricter oversight of air tour operators and hot-air balloon rides after several deadly crashes in recent years.
“When people step on board an aircraft as paying passengers, they have the right to trust that the flight will be operated as safely as possible,” NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt said at the end of a board hearing on the matter.
Some airplane and helicopter tours operate under rules for “general aviation,” a category that…
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