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              In this Jan. 8, 2009, photo provided by the Mesa County, Colo., Sheriff's Department, a small Draganflyer X6 drone is photographed during a test flight in Mesa County, Colo., with a For

    In this Jan. 8, 2009, photo provided by the Mesa County, Colo., Sheriff's Department, a small Draganflyer X6 drone is photographed during a test flight in Mesa County, Colo., with a For

    Posted: 7/19/2013 4:18:39 PM EST
    In this Jan. 8, 2009, photo provided by the Mesa County, Colo., Sheriff's Department, a small Draganflyer X6 drone is photographed during a test flight in Mesa County, Colo., with a Forward Looking Infer Red payload. People who fire guns at drones are endangering the public and property and could be prosecuted or fined, the Federal Aviation Administration warned Friday, July 19, 2013, in response to a proposed ordinance in a small Colorado town that would encourage hunters to shoot down drones. In a statement released in response questions about an ordinance under consideration in the farming community of Deer Trail, the FAA reminded the public that it regulates the nation’s airspace, including the airspace over cities and towns.(AP Photo/Mesa County Sheriff's Unmanned Operations Team)
  •  - A YouTube video grab shows an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 aircraft after it crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport in California

    A YouTube video grab shows an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 aircraft after it crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport in California

    Posted: 7/6/2013 9:46:06 PM EST
    A YouTube video grab shows an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 aircraft after it crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport in California, July 6, 2013. An Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 flying from Seoul crashed while landing on Saturday at San Francisco International Airport, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said. FAA spokesman Lynn Lunsford said it was flight No. 214, and she said it was unclear how many people were on board. REUTERS/@360KID Scott Traylor/Handout via Reuters (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER TRANSPORT) ATTENTION EDITORS - NO SALES. NO ARCHIVES. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. MANDATORY CREDIT TO @360KID Scott Traylor
  •  - A YouTube video grab shows an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 aircraft after it crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport in California

    A YouTube video grab shows an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 aircraft after it crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport in California

    Posted: 7/6/2013 9:46:06 PM EST
    A YouTube video grab shows an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 aircraft after it crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport in California, July 6, 2013. An Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 flying from Seoul crashed while landing on Saturday at San Francisco International Airport, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said. FAA spokesman Lynn Lunsford said it was flight No. 214, and she said it was unclear how many people were on board. REUTERS/@360KID Scott Traylor/Handout via Reuters (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER TRANSPORT) ATTENTION EDITORS - NO SALES. NO ARCHIVES. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. MANDATORY CREDIT TO @360KID Scott Traylor
  •  - A YouTube video grab shows an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 aircraft after it crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport in California

    A YouTube video grab shows an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 aircraft after it crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport in California

    Posted: 7/6/2013 9:46:06 PM EST
    A YouTube video grab shows an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 aircraft after it crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport in California, July 6, 2013. An Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 flying from Seoul crashed while landing on Saturday at San Francisco International Airport, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said. FAA spokesman Lynn Lunsford said it was flight No. 214, and she said it was unclear how many people were on board. REUTERS/@360KID Scott Traylor/Handout via Reuters
  •  - A YouTube video grab shows an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 aircraft after it crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport in California

    A YouTube video grab shows an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 aircraft after it crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport in California

    Posted: 7/6/2013 9:46:06 PM EST
    A YouTube video grab shows an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 aircraft after it crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport in California, July 6, 2013. An Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 flying from Seoul crashed while landing on Saturday at San Francisco International Airport, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said. FAA spokesman Lynn Lunsford said it was flight No. 214, and she said it was unclear how many people were on board. REUTERS/@360KID Scott Traylor/Handout via Reuters (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER TRANSPORT) ATTENTION EDITORS - NO SALES. NO ARCHIVES. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. MANDATORY CREDIT TO @360KID Scott Traylor
  •  - A YouTube video grab shows an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 aircraft after it crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport in California

    A YouTube video grab shows an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 aircraft after it crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport in California

    Posted: 7/6/2013 9:46:06 PM EST
    A YouTube video grab shows an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 aircraft after it crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport in California, July 6, 2013. An Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 flying from Seoul crashed while landing on Saturday at San Francisco International Airport, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said. FAA spokesman Lynn Lunsford said it was flight No. 214, and she said it was unclear how many people were on board. REUTERS/@360KID Scott Traylor/Handout via Reuters (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER TRANSPORT) ATTENTION EDITORS - NO SALES. NO ARCHIVES. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. MANDATORY CREDIT TO @360KID Scott Traylor
  •  - A YouTube video grab shows an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 aircraft after it crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport in California

    A YouTube video grab shows an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 aircraft after it crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport in California

    Posted: 7/6/2013 9:46:06 PM EST
    A YouTube video grab shows an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 aircraft after it crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport in California, July 6, 2013. An Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 flying from Seoul crashed while landing on Saturday at San Francisco International Airport, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said. FAA spokesman Lynn Lunsford said it was flight No. 214, and she said it was unclear how many people were on board. REUTERS/@360KID Scott Traylor/Handout via Reuters
  •  - A YouTube video grab shows an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 aircraft after it crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport in California

    A YouTube video grab shows an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 aircraft after it crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport in California

    Posted: 7/6/2013 4:54:18 PM EST
    A YouTube video grab shows an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 aircraft after it crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport in California, July 6, 2013. An Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 flying from Seoul crashed while landing on Saturday at San Francisco International Airport, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said. FAA spokesman Lynn Lunsford said it was flight No. 214, and she said it was unclear how many people were on board. REUTERS/@360KID Scott Traylor/Handout via Reuters (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER TRANSPORT) ATTENTION EDITORS - NO SALES. NO ARCHIVES. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. MANDATORY CREDIT TO @360KID Scott Traylor
  •  - A YouTube video grab shows an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 aircraft after it crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport in California

    A YouTube video grab shows an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 aircraft after it crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport in California

    Posted: 7/6/2013 4:54:18 PM EST
    A YouTube video grab shows an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 aircraft after it crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport in California, July 6, 2013. An Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 flying from Seoul crashed while landing on Saturday at San Francisco International Airport, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said. FAA spokesman Lynn Lunsford said it was flight No. 214, and she said it was unclear how many people were on board. REUTERS/@360KID Scott Traylor/Handout via Reuters (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER TRANSPORT) ATTENTION EDITORS - NO SALES. NO ARCHIVES. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. MANDATORY CREDIT TO @360KID Scott Traylor
  •  - A YouTube video grab shows an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 aircraft after it crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport in California

    A YouTube video grab shows an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 aircraft after it crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport in California

    Posted: 7/6/2013 4:54:18 PM EST
    A YouTube video grab shows an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 aircraft after it crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport in California, July 6, 2013. An Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 flying from Seoul crashed while landing on Saturday at San Francisco International Airport, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said. FAA spokesman Lynn Lunsford said it was flight No. 214, and she said it was unclear how many people were on board. REUTERS/@360KID Scott Traylor/Handout via Reuters (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER TRANSPORT) ATTENTION EDITORS - NO SALES. NO ARCHIVES. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. MANDATORY CREDIT TO @360KID Scott Traylor
  •  - A YouTube video grab shows an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 aircraft after it crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport in California

    A YouTube video grab shows an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 aircraft after it crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport in California

    Posted: 7/6/2013 4:54:18 PM EST
    A YouTube video grab shows an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 aircraft after it crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport in California, July 6, 2013. An Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 flying from Seoul crashed while landing on Saturday at San Francisco International Airport, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said. FAA spokesman Lynn Lunsford said it was flight No. 214, and she said it was unclear how many people were on board. REUTERS/@360KID Scott Traylor/Handout via Reuters (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER TRANSPORT) ATTENTION EDITORS - NO SALES. NO ARCHIVES. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. MANDATORY CREDIT TO @360KID Scott Traylor
  •  - A YouTube video grab shows an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 aircraft after it crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport in California

    A YouTube video grab shows an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 aircraft after it crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport in California

    Posted: 7/6/2013 4:47:59 PM EST
    A YouTube video grab shows an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 aircraft after it crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport in California, July 6, 2013. An Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 flying from Seoul crashed while landing on Saturday at San Francisco International Airport, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said. FAA spokesman Lynn Lunsford said it was flight No. 214, and she said it was unclear how many people were on board. REUTERS/@360KID Scott Traylor/Handout via Reuters
  •  - A YouTube video grab shows an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 aircraft after it crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport in California

    A YouTube video grab shows an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 aircraft after it crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport in California

    Posted: 7/6/2013 4:47:59 PM EST
    A YouTube video grab shows an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 aircraft after it crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport in California, July 6, 2013. An Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 flying from Seoul crashed while landing on Saturday at San Francisco International Airport, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said. FAA spokesman Lynn Lunsford said it was flight No. 214, and she said it was unclear how many people were on board. REUTERS/@360KID Scott Traylor/Handout via Reuters
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              FILE - This Feb. 23, 2011 file photo shows United Airlines planes taxing at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco. The government is moving toward easing restrictions on

    FILE - This Feb. 23, 2011 file photo shows United Airlines planes taxing at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco. The government is moving toward easing restrictions on

    Posted: 6/21/2013 3:16:44 PM EST
    FILE - This Feb. 23, 2011 file photo shows United Airlines planes taxing at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco. The government is moving toward easing restrictions on the use of electronic devices by airline passengers during taxiing, takeoffs and landings. An industry-labor advisory committee was expected to make recommendations next month to the Federal Aviation Administration on easing the restrictions, but the FAA said Friday that deadline has been extended to September. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
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              FILE - This March 12, 2013 file photo shows the air traffic control tower at Chicago's Midway International Airport. Seventy-two 72 airport towers and other air traffic control faciliti

    FILE - This March 12, 2013 file photo shows the air traffic control tower at Chicago's Midway International Airport. Seventy-two 72 airport towers and other air traffic control faciliti

    Posted: 5/8/2013 2:19:23 PM EST
    FILE - This March 12, 2013 file photo shows the air traffic control tower at Chicago's Midway International Airport. Seventy-two 72 airport towers and other air traffic control facilities that were slated to close at night, including at Midway, due to budget cuts will get to stay open, the Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday, May 8, 2013. The FAA had announced earlier this year that it would eliminate midnight shifts of air traffic controllers at 69 airport towers and two regional approach control facilities in order to meet across-the-board, automatic spending cuts required by Congress. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
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              Penny MacDonald was supposed to depart Tampa International Airport on Monday April 22, 2013 at 1:40, but her flight to Toronto had been delayed to 3:10. She passed the time by knitting

    Penny MacDonald was supposed to depart Tampa International Airport on Monday April 22, 2013 at 1:40, but her flight to Toronto had been delayed to 3:10. She passed the time by knitting

    Posted: 4/23/2013 4:29:19 PM EST
    Penny MacDonald was supposed to depart Tampa International Airport on Monday April 22, 2013 at 1:40, but her flight to Toronto had been delayed to 3:10. She passed the time by knitting at the gate. A combination of furloughs of FAA air controllers due to sequestration and bad weather in the northeast caused hiccups in the commercial airline system on Monday. (AP Photo/The Tampa Bay Times, Edmund D. Fountain)
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              An American Airlines plane takes off at LAX International airport in Los Angeles Monday, April 22, 2013. Some fliers headed to Los Angeles International Airport were met with delays yes

    An American Airlines plane takes off at LAX International airport in Los Angeles Monday, April 22, 2013. Some fliers headed to Los Angeles International Airport were met with delays yes

    Posted: 4/22/2013 6:28:27 PM EST
    An American Airlines plane takes off at LAX International airport in Los Angeles Monday, April 22, 2013. Some fliers headed to Los Angeles International Airport were met with delays yesterday on the first day of staffing cuts for air traffic controllers because of government spending reductions. Budget cuts that kicked in last month forced the FAA to give controllers extra days off. Commercial airline flights moved smoothly throughout most of the country on Sunday, April 21, 2013, the first day air traffic controllers were subject to furloughs resulting from government spending cuts, though some delays appeared in the late evening in and around New York. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
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              A China Southern Cargo jet takes off at LAX International airport in Los Angeles Monday, April 22, 2013. Some fliers headed to Los Angeles International Airport were met with delays yes

    A China Southern Cargo jet takes off at LAX International airport in Los Angeles Monday, April 22, 2013. Some fliers headed to Los Angeles International Airport were met with delays yes

    Posted: 4/22/2013 6:28:27 PM EST
    A China Southern Cargo jet takes off at LAX International airport in Los Angeles Monday, April 22, 2013. Some fliers headed to Los Angeles International Airport were met with delays yesterday on the first day of staffing cuts for air traffic controllers because of government spending reductions. Budget cuts that kicked in last month forced the FAA to give controllers extra days off. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
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              Traveler Jay Mortimer, left,  checks his flight status at LAX International airport in Los Angeles Monday, April 22, 2013.  The FAA said late Sunday night that staffing cuts were causin

    Traveler Jay Mortimer, left, checks his flight status at LAX International airport in Los Angeles Monday, April 22, 2013. The FAA said late Sunday night that staffing cuts were causin

    Posted: 4/22/2013 1:53:29 PM EST
    Traveler Jay Mortimer, left, checks his flight status at LAX International airport in Los Angeles Monday, April 22, 2013. The FAA said late Sunday night that staffing cuts were causing delays averaging more than three hours for flights arriving at Los Angeles International Airport. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
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              FILE - Transportation Secretary Raymond LaHood, left, listens as Federal Aviation Administrator Michael Huerta, right, speaks during a news conference in this Jan. 11, 2013 file photo t

    FILE - Transportation Secretary Raymond LaHood, left, listens as Federal Aviation Administrator Michael Huerta, right, speaks during a news conference in this Jan. 11, 2013 file photo t

    Posted: 4/5/2013 4:08:19 AM EST
    FILE - Transportation Secretary Raymond LaHood, left, listens as Federal Aviation Administrator Michael Huerta, right, speaks during a news conference in this Jan. 11, 2013 file photo taken in Washington. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and FAA Administrator Michael Huerta said in a joint statement Thursday that the FAA is conducting “a robust safety review and monitoring process to identify any hazards, and develop appropriate risk mitigations” associated with the tower closures. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)