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Apr 17, 2011 9:53 AM by AP posted By James H Egbert

FAA tweaking controllers' schedules over sleep issues

WASHINGTON (AP) - The head of the Federal Aviation Administration says the agency is changing work schedules to avoid fatigue among air traffic controllers. The move comes after another incident of a controller falling asleep. The latest was early yesterday morning at a busy regional radar facility in Miami. A preliminary review indicates the controller did not miss any calls from aircraft.

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