Planes Fly At Logan Airport, But FAA Sets Up No-Fly Zone Over Explosion Site
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BOSTON (CBSNewYork/AP) — Flights were arriving and departing from Logan International Airport in Boston as usual Monday afternoon, after the airport briefly reported a ground stop following the marathon explosions.
As of the 5 p.m. hour, the airport reported via Twitter that the Federal Aviation Administration had instituted a ground stop for Logan until further notice. By the 6 p.m. hour, flights were back in service, but the airport advised that travelers check with their airlines for possible delays or cancellations.
Meanwhile, the FAA has set up a no-fly zone with a 3.5-mile radius has been created over 811 Boylston St. in Boston.
The zone is limited to flights under 3,000 feet in altitude, which is lower than most airliners would fly except when taking off or landing.
The notice said the no-fly zone is effective immediately and will remain in effect until further notice. Pilots planning flights were urged to call their local flight service station.
At least three people are dead and 144 were injured after two explosions. A third explosion took place about an hour later, set off intentionally by Boston Police because they believed they had a detected a potential bomb.
Two more explosive devices were found and were being dismantled, an intelligence official told the Associated Press.
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