US FAA announced it will place an additional air traffic controller on the midnight shift at 27 control towers around the country where only one controller is on duty. This swift action was taken following reports Wednesday morning that yet another controller was found sleeping at Reno/Tahoe International Airport while a medical flight carrying an ill patient was trying to land. According to FAA, the medical flight pilot was in communication with the Northern California TRACON and ...

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