Renewed calls for child safety on airplanes, 30 years after flight from Denver crashed
DENVER -- On the 30th anniversary of a catastrophic airplane crash that killed 11 children, the union representing flight attendants is renewing its call for stricter child safety rules on airplanes. The Association of Flight Attendants wrote a letter to lawmakers and FAA officials this week, imploring them to mandate that every passenger have a seat with a proper restraint, effectively doing away with so-called "lap kids," or children under the age of 2 who are allowed to sit on their parent's lap during a flight.