This March 12, 2013 photo shows the air traffic control tower at Chicago's Midway International Airport. Looming federal budget cuts could mean the closure of nearly 240 air traffic control towers at small airports across the country, stripping away an extra layer of safety during takeoffs and landings and leaving many pilots to manage the most critical stages of flight on their own. In addition, overnight shifts could be eliminated at 72 control facilities, including much larger airports such as Midway, which sees an average of 50 overnight flights, nearly all of them operated by Southwest and Delta. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
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