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FAA announces new rules for pilots
The Federal Aviation Administration is announcing new rules for pilots.
And it's, in part, because of this plane crash.
This is wreckage from the 2009 Colgan air plane crash in New York.
All 49 people aboard the plane died, one person on the ground was the killed.
The National Transportation Safety Board later determined pilot error led to the crash.
The FAA says co-pilots will now have to complete 1500 hours as a pilot to become fully certified first officers for passenger and cargo airlines.
Before first officers only had to have commercial pilot certification-- which requires 250 hours of flight time.
First officers will now also have an aircraft type rating, which involves additional training and specific testing.