Federal Aviation Administration
American asked the Federal Aviation Administration to halt its flights until 4 p.m. CT.
The Federal Aviation Administration said the closures are being delayed in order to deal with legal challenges.
The original list of threatened towers contained 189 contract towers but the Administration was able to stave off the closure of 40 of those, leaving a final list of 149.
The Federal Aviation Administration said in a letter, any review of proposed cuts would only be based on national interests.
She says it’s absurd to retain the restrictions for passengers given that the FAA decided earlier this year to let pilots use tablet computers in the cockpit.
A spokeswoman for DePaul Health Center in Bridgeton says 69-year-old Suzanne Hazelton died Monday.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the pilot had to navigate past power lines and oncoming traffic to land at the top of a hill on Missouri 13.
The single-engine plane was attempting to take off when it crashed. The pilot was the only person on the plane. He was identified as 69-year-old Frank Kehoe of Hampshire.
The national average for regular unleaded gasoline is $3.51 per gallon. Last week’s plunge in oil prices could push the average to $3.25 per gallon by November.
St. Louis congressman Russ Carnahan went on the offensive yesterday, criticizing an FAA Reauthorization bill which includes $2,000,000 in cuts to Missouri’s share of AIP funds.