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Air Traffic Controllers / Sleep Deprivation #857452

ABC Evening News for Friday, Apr 13, 2007
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) A report from the NTSB on air traffic controller fatigue introduced.

(Reagan National Airport, Washington: Lisa Stark) The concern about air traffic controllers working shifts with too little rest examined; scenes shown from the site of the Comair crash in Kentucky last August when the pilots took off from the wrong runway; details given about the near miss in Los Angeles. [NTSB chairman Mark ROSENKER†- says there is fatigue in the air traffic control system; states we need to change scheduling practices.] [Deputy FAA administrator Robert STURGELL†- promises to reassess the situation.]

Gibson, Charles;
Stark, Lisa

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