- Associated Press - Thursday, May 28, 2015

CLEVELAND (AP) - A dozen safety-related concerns at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport during the past two winters have prompted further investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration.

The Plain Dealer (https://bit.ly/1LLy49H ) reports the incidents in question included planes diverting for various reasons or reporting poor braking conditions on pavement.

The FAA requested details about airfield staffing and procedures as it evaluates whether the airport might have violated federal aviation regulations. The airport responded with information including staffing details and proof of runway surface inspections.

Airport Director Ricky Smith says travelers weren’t at risk during the incidents in question, and he says staffing levels weren’t an issue.

After several safety concerns arose two winters ago, the airport agreed to a snow- and ice-control plan that specifies airfield maintenance staffing during snowstorms based on weather conditions.


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