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FAA restricting flights near World Series

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Federal Aviation Administration is temporarily restricting flights near the World Series games in New York and around nuclear power plants and Energy Department nuclear sites in the wake of the latest terrorism warning.

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The restrictions over New York City prohibit any aircraft operating under visual flight rules from flying within 30 nautical miles of John F. Kennedy International Airport during World Series games, from 6:45 p.m. until 2 a.m. And restrictions are even tighter during President Bush's appearance at Tuesday's game.

The restrictions regarding nuclear facilities ban aircraft flying below 18,000 feet from coming within a 10 nautical mile radius of each site.

The action affects some 80 facilities, and comes in the wake of the Monday announcement by Attorney General John Ashcroft of "credible reports" of the possibility of another major terrorist attack within the week.

Phil Boyer, president of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, said "Pilots must make every effort ... to avoid these sensitive areas."



 
 
 
 



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