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Control tower closings delayed until June

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (FOX13) -

The closings of control towers at 149 small airports across the country are being delayed until mid-June.

The first twenty-four (24) closures had been scheduled for Sunday.  The delay will give the Federal Aviation Administration time to face a number of legal battles from airports.

The FAA has previously said the closures are necessary to accommodate the automatic spending cuts known as sequestration.

Control towers at airports in Olive Branch, Millington and Fayetteville are all slated to close.

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