People react to an explosion at the 2013 Boston Marathon in Boston, Monday, April 15, 2013. (AP/The Daily Free Press, Kenshin Okubo)

FAA orders no-fly zone over Boston blast site

The zone is limited to flights under 3,000 feet in altitude, lower than most airliners typically fly


Associated Press
April 16, 2013 1:50AM (UTC)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration is warning pilots that it has created a no-fly zone over the site of two explosions at the annual Boston marathon.

The agency said in a notice issued Monday about an hour after the explosions that a no-fly zone with a 3.5-mile radius has been created over 811 Boylston Street. 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.

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The notice says 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.

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