Another day, another napping air traffic controller

Yet another air traffic has fallen asleep on duty — this time in South Florida — marking the fifth time that aircraft in the air have been in danger because someone manning a radar screen was snoozing on the job.

The Federal Aviation Administration disclosed the incident at a Miami radar center and the agency said it is changing work schedules because the current system clearly is causing fatigue on the job.

The latest incident involved a controller at a regional facility that handles high-altitude air traffic.

The FAA claims the napping controller “did not miss any calls” and said there was “no impact” to flight operations.

But the problem continues.

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Comments

  1. Jon

    Thank you, Ronald Reagan. After all, busting the unions cut costs dramatically, didn’t it?

    J.

  2. Sandune

    Ah yes, there is always a Democrat who will insult a Republican when ever possible. My kids fflew in from Maryland last night and I told them to have the pilot honk the horn vefore landing to wake up the control tower.