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March 22nd, 2013
07:36 AM ET

FAA to announce cuts to nearly 200 air traffic towers today – Rene Marsh reports

It’s a big day today for the FAA. The agency will announce which air traffic control towers will be shut down. Dozens across the country will be locked up and left because of the forced budget cuts.

CNN’S Rene Marsh is at one of the airports that will be impacted in Frederick, Maryland with more details. “Frederick is one of 238 towers at small and medium airports the FAA may close because of forced spending cuts,” Marsh reports. Marsh speaks to Mamie Ambrose, a Navy Veteran who has been clearing pilots for take off and landing for the past 11 years. “While airports will remain open, she says closing towers affects safety.”

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  1. Mike Syxx

    My father works at the St. Pete tower mentioned in this story. This event really tells us that our government does not plan to well how it spends its money. Millions spent on new towers just to have them shut down. Oh, the hilarity of it all.

    March 22, 2013 at 9:52 am | Reply

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