Feb. 16, 2009: Flowers are left in memorial near where Continental Connection Flight 3407 crashed in Clarence, N.Y. Fifty people died. Pilot fatigue was cited as a factor.
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December 21, 2011 Among the changes: Pilots must have more time off and "a 10-hour minimum rest period" prior to going on duty.
December 5, 2011 Jerome "Randy" Babbitt was charged Saturday night in Fairfax, Va. He's been placed on leave, according to Washington-area media reports.
The plan to build a new control tower at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas is one of the projects affected by the FAA shutdown.
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July 25, 2011 The failure of the Senate and House to agree on a bill re-authorizing the FAA to collect certain taxes has meant an end to construction of infrastructure at airports across the country.
April 14, 2011 Hank Krakowski's decision follows a string of incidents involving controllers who were asleep on the job as planes came in for late-night landings at major airports.
July 30, 2010 FAA downgraded Mexico's aviation system because of deficiencies with that nation's air regulators.
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