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Study explores how Alaska reduced fatal plane crashes #GPS #CarbonFootprint

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Ben Anderson | Dec 26, 2011

With a fatal plane crash in New Jersey making headlines several days ago and the FAA issuing new rules addressing commercial airline pilot fatigue, a bit of bright news comes from a new study on Alaska aviation, and how the state's multi-pronged approach to reducing fatal plane crashes has had a significant effect on the number of crashes in the last two decades.

The study, released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, focuses on the Alaska Interagency Aviation Safety Initiative (AIASI), funded by Congress in 2000 as a response to the high rate of fatal plane crashes into Alaska's terrain.

"During the 1990s," the report states in the introduction, "Alaska workers had the highest occupational fatality rate in the nation -- over...

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