MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire's congressional delegation is asking the Federal Aviation Administration to keep the control tower at the Manchester airport open overnight.
U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Kelly Ayotte and Reps. Carol Shea-Porter and Annie Kuster sent a letter Thursday asking the FAA to reject a recent request to close the tower between midnight and 6 a.m. In a similar letter, Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas said the request came from an air traffic manager who did not consult with airport officials or other stakeholders.
They raised safety concerns, noting that Manchester Boston Regional Airport has been designated as an alternative airport for New England flights diverted by bad weather and that it is home to the Dartmouth-Hitchcock emergency medical helicopter.
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