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Congonhas main runway reopens as Brazil's president admits 'I'm afraid' to fly
New Brazilian Defense Minister Nelson Jobim, in charge of reforming the country's troubled air traffic system, inspected the main runway at Sao Paulo Congonhas Friday and cleared its reopening 10 days after the fatal TAM A320 crash that killed 199 people.
Jobim took charge of the military-run ATC system last week in the aftermath of the accident and as thousands of passengers were stranded at airports plagued by rampant flight delays and cancellations (ATWOnline, July 26).