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a tower with an elevated workspace enclosed in glass for the visual observation of aircraft around an airport

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From the airport tower, my colleagues saw the plane lose balance after the hit was communicated to us, and within minutes the plane nosedived," Karna told Kyodo News.
But at least two major newspapers--AN NAHAR and AS SAFIR--reported Tuesday that the pilot of the ill-fated plane may have decided to act on his own when he ignored instructions from the Beirut airport tower.
The National Weather Service (NWS), an agency under the Department of Commerce's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), provides staff on-site at each of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) en route centers--the facilities that control high-altitude flight outside the airport tower and terminal areas.
After the accident, a number of measures were taken to assure passenger safety, including relocation of the airport tower to give it more of a view of the landing areas," LAWA spokesman Tom Winfrey said Tuesday.
For a bird's eye view of the new airport tower, check out our video at www.
Very recently, a pilot flying from a northern Chicago area airport also could not get his gear down and spent two and a half hours talking to the DuPage Airport tower, circling, performing fly bys, and following all of the procedures prescribed for that emergency.
Because the airport tower at Eugene was shut down, the Beavers' charter flight had to land in Portland, leaving behind the buses scheduled to take the OSU entourage from Eugene to Corvallis.
The automatic system in Zurich airport tower was out of action for routine maintenance, said officials.
Shaun Lees, 41, headed for the Coventry airport tower and shouted over the radio "Now you are going to see the worst of my flying" before pulling away at the very last second.
Earlier than anticipated, the San Diego Airport Tower (Lindbergh International) cleared us direct.
Information on the virtual airport tower is located on the Web at http://ffc.
The airport tower reported problems in the cockpit.
This is the first time in my life that I stand inside an airport tower.
Photos of damage, supplied by Ecuador's government, showed that a bridge had collapsed in Guayaquil and an airport tower had collapsed in Manta, Reuters reported.
Various shots, airport tower and airport destruction
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