The Nation

The National Transportation Safety Board, concerned about the increasing number of fatal accidents involving powered ultralight aircraft, recommended that the federal government take new steps to regulate the popular recreational vehicles and the pilots who fly them. The board concluded that additional operating rules are needed after it reviewed 177 ultralight plane accidents, which resulted in 93 deaths, during an 18-month investigation. Current rules are concerned primarily with the crafts' weight and speed and sites where they can operate.

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