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U.S. Boosts Curbs on Washington D.C. Airspace

Prompted by terror fears, U.S. authorities said on Saturday they were boosting restrictions on private pilots’ flights in about a 30-mile radius of Washington D.C. The new airspace control measures were announced the day after the government ratcheted up a terrorist threat index, citing a “high risk” of attack by al Qaeda, the group blamed for the Sept. 11, 2001, assaults using hijacked airliners. The rules create an “Air Defense Identification Zone” under 18,000 feet in roughly a 30-mile radius of the U.S. capital. Also heightened were security measures in a 15-mile “Flight Restricted Zone” around the District of Columbia. Full Story

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