Monday, April 20, 2009
Hudson ditching survivor `shocked’ by FAA secrecy
By MICHAEL J. SNIFFEN
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A survivor of the jetliner that ditched in the Hudson River after hitting birds and most other public commenters opposed a government proposal to make secret its data on when and where such bird strikes occur.
Public comments about the Federal Aviation Administration’s secrecy proposal ran 5-to-1 against it as the comment period closed Monday. One major group, which some had expected to support the rule, declined to take a position.
The primary trade group for U.S. airports, the Airports Council International-North America, told the FAA that its member airports were split on the issue so it “cannot take a position either supporting or opposing” the secrecy. But it urged the agency “to provide explanatory information to assist the public and media to use the data responsibly” if it decides against imposing secrecy.
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Who’s gooferment is it?
Aren’t they supposed to be protecting us?
Regulators and the regulated. Perfect together!
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