FAA boss slips up about second sleeping scenario 

When asked about the lone air traffic controller covering Washington’s National Airport who fell asleep during an overnight shift, Federal Aviation Administration boss Randy Babbitt admitted to a congressional hearing that a second controller was caught snoozing on the job this year. A controller at the Knoxville, Tenn., airport is being fired for deliberately taking a five-hour nap and leaving a controller in a different room to handle two radar screens and land seven planes safely.

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