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NEWSCLIP-2006-05-10: Ten years later, ValuJet Flight 592’s legacy demands reforms
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And What Happened Next?…
Mr. Bruno’s concerns were validated just months later, in late August 2006, with the Comair crash at Lexington, KY. This crash killed 49, and was the watershed event for a Public focus on fatigue risks for all aviation employees: not just pilots, but also mechanics, controllers and others. Then, in April 2011, an incident at Cleveland Center revealed that for decades controllers have used electronic distractions (such as TV’s & movie DVD’s) to help stay awake on overnight shifts. And, the dangerous on-the-job use of personal electronics came up yet again in 2012, with the Evan Seeley Whistleblower complaint at New York Center.