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Bob Clifford Speaks to USA Today on FAA's Inaction on Cockpit Alarms for Low Airspeed Warnings

Robert A. Clifford, senior partner at Clifford Law Offices, was quoted in a front-page story in USA Today (July 12, 2013) on the inaction of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on recommendations from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) regarding the urgent need for aural warnings to pilots when they are flying too slowly.Aviation investigators have told reporters that low air speed is one of the major problems in the crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 Saturday that killed three young girls and sent at least 168 to area hospitals.In its story, USA Today reporters William M. Welch and Bart Jansen wrote that “An FAA statement Thursday said an advisory panel is examining possible enhancements for low-speed conditions in large commercial aircraft.” Clifford has been behind enhancing aural low airspeed alerting for years during his work on crashes involving this problem. His sincere hope is that the FAA is taking a very close look at making pilots more aware of this very serious problem so that a future tragedy can be avoided.To read the entire USA Today story, click here.

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