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Airport Panel Removed After Fatality in Ala.

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Airport officials looking into why a flight information panel fell on a family and killed a 10-year-old boy have taken down an identical sign.
Officials at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport removed the panel Saturday. It displayed arrival and departure times for travelers.
The other sign fell Friday, killing Luke Bresette, of Overland Park, Kan. His mother was severely injured and two of his siblings were also hospitalized.
The children were being treated at Children's of Alabama. Their mother, Heather Bresette, was taken to University Hospital, where spokeswoman Nicole Wyatt said she is in critical condition.
Firefighters estimated the panel that fell weighed 300 to 400 pounds. It was located in a recently renovated terminal that includes two concourses. The terminal opened about a week ago.

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