New Legislation Named After 9/11 Pilot from Bucks County Would Make Air Travel Safer

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The pilot is remembered through the work of his widow, as well as lawmakers passing legislation in his name.

Almost 22 years after on of the worst attacks on American soil, a pilot from Bucks County is being remembered through proposed legislation. Maggie Mancini wrote about the legislation for PhillyVoice.

Victor Saracini, a resident of Lower Makefield, was one of the pilots on United Flight 175, one of the two airplanes that hit the World Trade Center in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001. Now, federal lawmakers are working to honor his memory through a major legislation that would make airwaves safer for pilots and passengers.

The Saracini Enhanced Aviation Safety Act would require secondary cockpit barriers be installed on new commercial airplanes, something that the Bucks County pilot’s plane did not have during the terrorist attack. Both U.S. Senator Bob Casey and former Senator Pat Toomey have been involved in the process.

“We must secure our skies and protect our passengers and flight crews from acts of terrorism like the one my husband faced on September 11, 2001,” said Ellen Saracini, the pilot’s widow.

“Since that day, I have made it my mission to ensure that our country is doing everything it can to implement better safeguards aboard aircraft.”

Read more about the legislation in PhillyVoice.


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