Were Air Traffic Controllers Asleep in the Tower? Or the Break Room?

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Aviation writers at a site called NYC Aviation is, not unexpectedly, is taking issue with Fox 5 TV’s investigation into alleged misbehavior by air traffic controllers at the Westchester County Airport.

They blame February Sweeps frenzy for the “over-the-top stories… all in the name of boosting ratings,” take issue with some of the specific facts presented, and most significantly, say the images of sleeping controllers may have been taken in an area of the tower being used as a temporary break room, because an elevator is out of order, where sleeping is permitted.

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