Asleep in the Control Room

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released details of a second occurrence of an air traffic controller sleeping on the job Wednesday.


During a congressional hearing, FAA Administrator, Randy Babbitt, released details regarding said incident occurring in Knoxville, Tennessee on February 19th.

 

The controller was found in the radar room asleep with cushions and a blanket.


Luckily there was an airport tower controller capable of handling his responsibilities as well as sleeper’s radar duties, handling seven flights.

 

No word was released regarding his termination.

 

Details emerged one month after another incident of a controller falling asleep, while two jets tried to land without any help.

 

Source: Reuters

 

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