BILL SEEKS TO STOP CRASHES OF HE­LI­COPTERS

The Denver Post - - NEWS -

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

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