FAA adds staff after more controllers found sleeping on the job

The FAA is increasing staff at 27 air traffic control towers around the country after two more controllers fell asleep on the job. A controller at Reno-Tahoe International Airport in Nevada slept as a medical flight was trying to land with an ill patient. Another controller -- already facing disciplinary action for a January napping incident -- fell asleep at Seattle's King County International Airport. Both controllers have been suspended. "We absolutely cannot and will not tolerate sleeping on the job," FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt said.

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