Last week, two planes at Washington's Reagan National Airport were forced to land without any assistance from air traffic controllers because the controller in charge was asleep. That's right. The person in charge of guiding jetliners with hundreds of passengers on board safely onto a runway, had dozed off at the controls. This incident is enough for Indiana personal injury attorneys to wonder at the state of aviation safety this country.
The Federal Aviation Administration has taken a stern view of the air traffic controller’s conduct on the job. The agency has begun an investigation into the conduct of the supervisor who apparently fell asleep. The supervisor has been suspended, and drug tests have been conducted. According to the National Transportation Safety Board, the supervisor has told them that he was alone and on his fourth consecutive overnight shift when he dozed off.