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DC Now A Permanent 'No-Fly Zone'

CBS News' Carter Yang reports that the FAA announced plans today to make the 'no-fly zone' around Washington, D.C., first implemented after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, permanent. The restriction protects a 30-mile radius and is intended to fortify the White House, the Capitol and other possible DC terrorist targets.

"The changes were coordinated with the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Defense, which are responsible for ensuring security in the Washington area. This rule will help air traffic controllers and security agencies monitor air traffic by identifying, distinguishing and responding appropriately if an aircraft deviates from its expected flight path or is not complying with instructions from controllers," a statement released by the FAA read.

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