BILL SEEKS TO STOP CRASHES OF HELICOPTERS
Legislation recently introduced in the U.S. House seeks to require that all new helicopters be built with crash-resistant fuel systems to prevent fatal crashes like the one in 2015 that left a Flight for Life pilot dead and two others critically hurt in Frisco.
U.S. Reps. Jared Polis, D-Boulder, and Ed Perlmutter, D-Arvada, are sponsoring the Helicopter Fuel System Safety Act, which would require the Federal Aviation Administration to expedite the certification of retrofit kits to shore up fuel systems on older helicopters.
The July 3, 2015, crash stemmed from a preflight hydraulic check in which pilot Patrick Mahany turned off a switch, thereby cutting hydraulic pressure to the tail rotor hydraulic circuit, according to the National Transportation Board.
Gardner co-sponsors bill to impose global embargo on North Korea.
U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner continued his battles to rein in North Korea this week by introducing legislation that would bar entities that do business there — including those from its top trading partner, China — from using the American financial system.
The Colorado Republican, who described the measure as a global economic embargo, says the bill with bipartisan sponsorship is crucial to pressuring Pyongyang and to “prevent nuclear war.”
On July 4, North Korea