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Sleeping Air Traffic Controllers Prompts FAA Action

After several recent cases of air traffic controllers falling asleep on the job—including one incident that delayed the landing of a medical flight—the Federal Aviation Administration announced it was adding more overnight controllers at 27 towers. What do you think?

  • "An air traffic controller fell asleep at Ronald Reagan National Airport? I thought he fired all those lazy union bums."

    Diane May Systems Analyst
  • "It's a real Catch-22. If their job were more exciting, then they wouldn't fall asleep. But if they didn't fall asleep, then they wouldn't misdirect planes and make them crash. Catch-22."

    David Taylor Unemployed
  • "Lucky them. I can never sleep through a flight."

    Ward Deacon Salesman

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