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FAA will examine lightning protection at all U.S. airport towers, like the control tower at Los Angeles International Airport. (Getty Images)

FAA To Examine Airport Towers

After a lightning strike injured a controller at BWI, the FAA will test lightning protection systems for airport towers.


An air traffic controller works the tower at the Salisbury-Ocean City: Wicomico Regional Airport in Salisbury, Md., on March 21, 2013. (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Budget Cuts to Close 6 D.C. Area Airport Towers

Six airport towers in the Washington region will shut down due to federal budget cuts.