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FAA delays closure of 149 air traffic control towers

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The control tower at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh is seen, March 18, 2013. (courtesy of FOX 11).
The control tower at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh is seen, March 18, 2013. (courtesy of FOX 11).

WASHINGTON D.C. (Metro Source) - The Federal Aviation Administration will delay the closure of 149 air traffic control towers until mid-June. 

FAA officials made the announcement Friday as large-scale federal spending cuts continue to impact several government agencies. 

The towers were due to begin closing as early as Sunday, but mounting legal challenges prompted the delay. 

Airports across the country faced the loss of federally funded air traffic controllers.

Wisconsin was due to lose air traffic control towers at 8 airports due to the budget cuts, including Oshkosh's Wittman Regional Airport.

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