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It's a national emergency: air traffic controllers have fallen asleep in Reno, Washington, and several other cities. Planes carrying severely ill patients arrive at airports where "nobody" is in charge. The government head of air traffic control has been ...
The Huffington Post · 4/18/2011
The next time TIME’s D.C. Bureau Chief Michael Duffy catches me sleeping at my desk, the top sheet of an National Transportation Safety Board report stuck to my face, I’ll be ready with a response: I was increasing my work performance and alertness ...
Swampland Time · ByMassimo Calabresi · 4/26/2011
When air traffic controllers nap while on duty, nothing good can come of this. A passenger plane coming in for a landing had to abort the landing. They were forced to climb back up to 3,000-feet when the pilot's three attempts to contact air traffic ...
Examiner · 8/20/2014
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Air traffic controllers napping in the tower forced a China Eastern Airlines passenger plane to abort its night-time descent into a Wuhan airport, an investigation report found. The incident, which took place on July 8, is the third mishap in two months ...
News Max · 8/20/2014
Air traffic controllers have made headlines recently—and have made travelers nervous—with several instances of sleeping on the job. At least three controllers have been suspended within the past month, and now every airport must be staffed with two air ...
US News and World Report · 4/26/2011
The head of the Federal Aviation Administration and the chief of the air traffic controllers begin today on a joint 7-city training tour, to reinforce the message that sleeping on the job is not acceptable. They will also explain the FAA's new regulations ...
CBS News · 4/18/2011
BEIJING (Reuters) - A China Eastern Airlines Corp passenger plane that had started its night-time descent into a Wuhan airport was forced to abort its landing after air traffic controllers had dozed off, an investigation report found. The incident ...
The Business Insider · 8/19/2014
The Knoxville air traffic controller went so far as to find cushions and a blanket to use for his nap, Reuters reports. While he slept, during a midnight shift on Feb. 19, the airport tower controller was forced to cover the other man's duties. An FAA ...
Newser · ByEvann Gastaldo · 4/7/2011
Air traffic controllers have been suspended or fired recently for ... Research Center at Washington State University in Spokane. The nature of air traffic control requires someone to work overnight and sleep at unnatural times, however, it possible to ...
Live Science · ByWynne Parry · 4/22/2011
Some other countries have allowed air traffic controllers to nap during their breaks and some experts think that might help prevent any more cases of American air traffic controllers falling asleep when they should be directing planes. Today, the Federal ...
NPR News · 7/1/2011