Two air traffic workers at New Jersey's Teterboro Airport have been suspended by the FAA in the wake of Saturday's collision between a small plane and a sightseeing helicopter. The air traffic controller handling the Piper aircraft was "involved in apparently inappropriate conversations," the FAA said in a statement, while a local newspaper reported that the controller had been on the phone with his companion at the time of the accident. The controller's supervisor, who should have been on duty, was out of the building at the time, according to the FAA. "While we have no reason to believe at this time that these actions contributed to the accident, this kind of conduct is unacceptable, and we have placed the employees on administrative leave and have begun disciplinary proceedings," the FAA said.
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