US budget cuts to shutter air-traffic towers

Closures of 149 control towers means pilots must communicate with each other to avoid collisions.

    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.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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