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Flight restrictions issued at Brownsville airport during presidential visit

1 month 2 weeks 1 day ago Wednesday, February 28 2024 Feb 28, 2024 February 28, 2024 4:28 PM February 28, 2024 in News - Local

Temporary flight restrictions will be in effect Thursday at the Brownsville-South Padre Island International Airport, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

The flight restrictions were announced the day before President Joe Biden is set to arrive in Brownsville to meet with border patrol agents, law enforcement officials and local leaders to discuss immigration and the need for bipartisan legislation.

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No pilot may operate in the area under the flight restrictions, which are set to begin at 1 p.m. Thursday, and end at 6:30 p.m. that same day.

Count on Channel 5 News to keep you posted on the latest developments of President Biden's visit. 

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