Schumer says there's been a steady decline in FAA enforcement of maintenance for the past four years. He says work needs to be done before tragedy hits, not after.

New York Senator Chuck Schumer is sounding his own alarm over airline safety.

Sunday night Schumer unveiled a report that he says shows government oversight to make sure planes are safely maintained has been lacking.

He announced the findings after this week's Southwest Airlines incident and a 60 Minutes report on issues with Allegiant Airlines.

Senator Charles Schumer said, "So tonight, I'm not only issuing this report, but I am sending a letter. Here to the FAA, demanding that their safety regiment be proactive, demanding that the FAA give us answers, so we could head off disaster, before it happens."

Schumer says there's been a steady decline in FAA enforcement of maintenance for the past four years. He says work needs to be done before tragedy hits, not after.