Air Controllers Warn Planned LAX Terminal Unsafe

Union chief says tower may create blind spots

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A new warning from air traffic controllers at Los Angeles International Airport cautions that a $1.5 billion international terminal under construction may pose a safety hazard.

While the planned $19 million control tower is 257 feet tall, union president Mike Foot says even that great height reportedly may not be enough to see over the new Bradley West terminal that is being built to handle oversized aircraft.

KNX 1070’s John Brooks Reports

The controllers say the do not want to rely on cameras and radar to see what’s behind the new terminal, and they will work with Federal Aviation Administration officials to figure out a solution when they meet in early 2011.

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