Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:37:21 GMT
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce. Nursing students at Georgia Southwestern asked business students to help them prepare for their job searches. HumanMore >>
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:28:47 GMT
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do. An EF-3 tornado roared through Americus six years ago. It killed two people and destroyed Sumter Regional Hospital andMore >>
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - An ASA flight's emergency landing Saturday at the Albany airport had some passengers concerned that no one is manning the Albany airport tower while commercial flights are landing.
That's not uncommon. The Albany Airport Tower operates Monday through Friday 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and weekends 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., which means nightly ASA's flight lands without someone in the tower. Pilots who call the tower are directed to Jacksonville, Florida who handles air traffic when the tower is unmanned. Nearly 80 percent of small airports across the nation are in similar situations, and while aviation experts say the system works, they don't want to see additional cutbacks.
"There's a lot of push to not fund these smaller airports and remove towers. I think that that's is not a good decision. I think the FAA provides a phenomenal amount of safety and ensure that we don't have problems like what happened the other night," said David Hay's, Former Air Traffic Controller.
The Albany airport's tower's current staffing is based on the amount of traffic into the airport and could face future cuts if traffic volumes continue to decline.