March 26, 2011

Who knew? Sleeping air traffic controllers the fault of ...

you guessed it -- George W. Bush:

“One-person shifts are unsafe. Period,” Paul Rinaldi, president of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, said in a statement Thursday. He said the union has long been concerned about single controller shifts, citing a 2006 air crash in Lexington, Ky., in which a Comair regional airliner attempted a takeoff at night from the wrong runway. A single air traffic controller was on duty in the airport tower at the time.

The administration inherited an unsafe policy of staffing to budget instead of putting safety first, Rinaldi said. “We fully support the administration’s aggressive actions to change this policy.” (Link.)

Naturally, two-plus years was somehow insufficient to rectify this "inherited policy."

There's NOTHING for which
he can't be blamed!

Posted by Hube at March 26, 2011 10:36 AM | TrackBack

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