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Greenbrier airport agency to join suit against FAA


MAXWELTON, W.Va. (AP) -- The Greenbrier County Airport Authority plans to participate in a lawsuit against the Federal Aviation Administration.

The lawsuit is one of several filed by airport operators in other states challenging the FAA's decision to close control towers at 149 small airports.

The Register-Herald reports that members of the Greenbrier County authority voted unanimously Monday to join one of the lawsuits.

Authority member Betty Crookshanks says the move would show that people are concerned about the planned closures.

Earlier this month, the FAA announced that the closures will be delayed until June 15 because it needs more time to deal with the legal challenges.

Control towers at airports in Parkersburg and Wheeling also are on the closure list.

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