FAA vows to fire a second sleeping air traffic controller

04/7/2011 | USA Today · Washington Post, The · CNN · FoxNews.com

The FAA says it will fire an air traffic controller in Knoxville, Tenn., for intentionally taking a five-hour nap while on the job. Seven planes landed safely while the controller slept during the midnight shift on Feb. 19. "The FAA will not tolerate this type of unprofessional and inappropriate behavior," the agency said in a statement, though a union official said staffing levels may be part of the problem.

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