Head of Air Traffic Organization Resigns After Reports of Sleeping Air Traffic Controllers

by nph | April 14th, 2011

April 14, 2011

Hank Krakowski resigned from being head of the FAA’s Air Traffic Organization, citing recent incidents of air traffic controllers falling asleep at their posts, according to latimes.com.

Several air traffic controllers have been found sleeping on the job. Last month, two jets landed without clearance at Reagan National Airport, and a medical flight carrying a patient was forced to land on its own this week at the Reno-Tahoe Airport after a traffic controller there was sleeping.

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How do recent events of plane crashes make you feel about air traffic controllers beings asleep? How should their hours be logged to make sure they’re staying awake?

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