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Published March 15, 2013, 02:27 PM

Air traffic tower closures will strip safety net

CHICAGO (AP) — The planned shutdown of nearly 240 air traffic control towers across the country under federal budget cuts will strip away an extra layer of safety during takeoffs and landings, leaving pilots to manage the most critical stages of flight on their own.

By: JASON KEYSER,Associated Press, Associated Press

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