GOVERNMENT: Out of the Stack

New York City's LaGuardia Airport is the world's busiest airline terminal and sometimes one of the world's most dangerous. Its runways are short and crowded. When the weather is bad, as many as 25 planes "stack-up" within the airport's control area, milling about under radio guidance, and waiting their turn to land.

Last week it looked as if New York-bound air travelers might get some relief from long waits, and the threat of stackup collisions which airmen have long feared. New York City and the state of New Jersey got together on the most ambitious airport development ever attempted...

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