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New Radar Aimed at Fewer Runway Crashes

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New Radar Aimed at Fewer Runway Crashes

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New Radar Aimed at Fewer Runway Crashes

New Radar Aimed at Fewer Runway Crashes

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Milwaukee's airport is using the first computer radar system aimed at reducing collisions on runways. The Bush administration says more U.S. airports will get similar technology soon. But some aviation-safety experts question whether the new system is the best way to reduce airport mishaps. Chuck Quirmbach of Wisconsin Public Radio reports.