FAA Ordered Own Radar Line to Be Cut at Chicago Airport

The afternoon following a plane-grounding snowstorm in early March, O'Hare International Airport's radar system suddenly went down. It took engineers more than three hours to find out why and fix it.

All this comes to a head as the O'Hare expansion project is rounding its first year of as many as 12. For their part, Chicago officials in charge of the landmark project aren't giving any public indication about their thoughts on the FAA turmoil.

Chicago spokesman Roderick Drew refused to comment on questions about whether the FAA issues will affect the project, which has already been delayed by at least a year.

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