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Safety reforms lag a year after NY plane crash

WASHINGTON (AP) - Nearly a year since 50 people died in the crash of a regional airliner in upstate New York, key safety reforms have yet to be implemented in spite of promises of swift action from federal regulators and lawmakers.

Just 10 days shy of the one-year anniversary of the accident in Buffalo, N.Y., the National Transportation Safety Board is preparing to cite the probable cause of the accident and make safety recommendations. The NTSB meets Tuesday to discuss the accident.

The crash revealed a safety gap between major airlines and the regional carriers they increasingly use to handle short-haul flights.

Concerns have been raised that pilots with low-fare airlines are vulnerable to fatigue, long-distance commutes and inadequate training.

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