vendredi 5 novembre 2010

Air traffic controller taking a little nap

This has to happen once in a while: the air traffic controller of the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport fell asleep while on duty. Two airplanes were un pleasantly surprised when they tried to contact the traffic operator before landing, to realize that nobody was on the other end of the line.

Airport officials talk about "human fatigue" and long night shifts as the cause of this incident. However, those uncontrolled events are very rare in the flying industry (never ever heard of something similar), and even when they did occur at the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, the two planes managed to land safely.

Source: CNN

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