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US budget cuts to shutter air-traffic towers

Closures of 149 control towers means pilots must communicate with each other to avoid collisions.
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2013 01:54

Hundreds of air-traffic towers in the US are facing closure because of budget cuts.

Without the cotrol towers, pilots will have to coordinate takeoffs and landings themselves, removing a key layer of safety.

Al Jazeera's John Hendren reports from Chicago.

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