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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., wants the FAA to increase airport ramp inspections after a spike in small plane crashes over Long Island.

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U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is calling on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to investigate the recent string of small plane crashes on Long Island. Since the beginning of the year, seven small planes have crashed in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, more than all of last year.

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