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NTSB Probes Regional Airline Safety

A federal panel is probing the safety of airline partnerships.

The National Transportation Safety Board is holding a two-day forum to examine whether or not regional airlines share the same safety standards as their major carrier partners.

The code sharing agreement allows major airlines to sell seats on flights operated by smaller carriers.

A regional airline crash that killed 50 people in New York last year drew the attention to what some say are two levels of safety.

High levels at major carriers and a lower level at smaller carriers.

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