"The Federal Aviation Administration has placed flight restrictions on the airspace over the Mayflower oil spill site.
KUAR News contacted an FAA spokesman about the restrictions. He did not want his comments recorded but said the restrictions apply to aircraft flying at 1,000 feet or less, like news media helicopters and local aircraft.
Television station KARK had taken aerial footage of the site a few days after the spill. News Director Austin Kellerman says he feels fortunate to have that video, but says he feels the FAA restrictions will hurt the ability of the news media to follow up and compare."
Karen Tricot Steward reports for KUAR/NPR April 3, 2012.