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New safety concerns arise at Pinnacle Airlines

A recent development once again calls into question the safety commitment at regional airlines.

According to the Buffalo News, bankrupt Pinnacle Airlines is looking to ease costs by cutting back on its review of pilot errors.

Pinnacle serves as the parent company for Colgan Airlines which operated Flight 3407 when it crashed in Clarence Center in February 2009.

The incident, which killed 50 people, revealed major deficiencies in pilot training among regional airlines.

The Pinnacle plan to trim its pilot review process was documented in papers filed during its bankruptcy proceedings.