When asked about the lone air traffic controller covering Washington’s National Airport who fell asleep during an overnight shift, Federal Aviation Administration boss Randy Babbitt admitted to a congressional hearing that a second controller was caught snoozing on the job this year. A controller at the Knoxville, Tenn., airport is being fired for deliberately taking a five-hour nap and leaving a controller in a different room to handle two radar screens and land seven planes safely.
FAA boss slips up about second sleeping scenario
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