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FAA Testifies Air Defenses Are Adequate

A top official at the Federal Aviation Administration testified Thursday that protections are now in place to prevent the kind of harrowing incident that forced the evacuation of the Capitol last month after a plane carrying Kentucky Gov. Ernie Fletcher entered unrestricted airspace. Asked by lawmakers whether there could be a repeat of the scare, FAA vice president Linda Schuessler said, “We don’t believe it can happen again.” She told a House hearing that steps taken since the June 9 incident include ensuring officials monitoring incoming flights to Washington have access to the same radar system and therefore the same information. Full Story

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