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Airport control tower closing date pushed back to May

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LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - The closing of the control tower at the La Crosse Municipal Airport is moved back a month as the Federal Aviation Administration releases its schedule of closures around Wisconsin. 

The tower at the La Crosse Municipal Airport is at the end of the list, scheduled to close on May 5. It is about a month later than originally reported.

La Crosse's tower is one of 149 airports nationwide the FAA is closing due to $600-million in federal budget cuts known as the sequester. Eight airports in the state are on the FAA list.

The closing process starts in phases on April 7.  The next group is slated to close on April 21, with the final towers, including La Crosse, on May 5.

The closing won't affect air traffic in and out of La Crosse.  Pilots can continue to take off and land by communicating with other pilots.

 

 

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