Pilots had "good judgment" when controller fell asleep, United says

10/19/2011 | Bloomberg Businessweek · FlightGlobal.com (U.K.)

When an air-traffic controller on a midnight shift fell asleep on the job at Reagan National Airport, pilots landed using rules for unmanned towers. "Our pilots exercised good judgment in managing the situation they faced that night in Washington D.C.," said United Airlines spokesman Mike Trevino. A report by the National Transportation Safety Board said the airport was not authorized for such landing rules.

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