Bad weather takes the blame for most air traffic delays, whether it’s a blizzard that is blanketing Buffalo in snow or a Midwestern summer storm that shoots lightning around the airspace.
A lightning strike that injured an air traffic controller at Baltimore’s main airport has exposed a potential vulnerability at airport towers during storms and is prompting Federal Aviation Administration officials to inspect hundreds of towers nationwide, The Associated Press has learned.
A lightning bolt strikes the air traffic control tower at BWI–injuring an employee and grounding planes for hours.
As thousands of soldiers return home from Iraq, a group of Marylanders prepares to go back.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says she doesn’t believe a spate of problems with air traffic control is exposing a potential vulnerability for terrorists.