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Over half of China military airfields threatened by high-rises

Published on Jul 25, 2014 2:01 PM
 

BEIJING (REUTERS) - More than half of China's military airfields have flight paths that are obstructed by tall buildings, causing accidents and airport closures, Chinese state media reported on Friday.

Nearly 100 accidents have occurred at military air bases due to high-rise buildings and development in the past 20 years, the website of the ruling Communist Party's mouthpiece, the People's Daily said.

The problem has become so great that more than 10 military airfields have been forced to close or move.

"With the continuous expansion of the scale of cities, a relatively large number of military air bases have merged with new city districts and development zones, leading to a deterioration in clean airspace," the website said.

 
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