US air traffic controller asleep on duty

US launches probe after air traffic controller slept as planes landed in Washington.

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    The US is investigating an air traffic controller who slept as planes landed in Washington.

    The country's aviation chief said he was "outraged" after the employee fell asleep on the job, leaving planes to land in the capital without airport guidance.

    Al Jazeera's Monica Villamizar reports from Washington.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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