FAA Suspends Air Traffic Controller For Watching DVD On The Job
The New York Post reports that a Cleveland-area air traffic controller was watching the 2007 Samuel L. Jackson movie "Cleaner" while working at a regional radar center early Sunday morning.
The FAA suspended the controller and a manager. A military pilot who overheard the movie alerted authorities, according to USA Today.
The controller, in charge of handling high-altitude traffic at Cleveland Air Route Traffic Control Center, left his microphone on for three minutes, allowing pilots of nearby planes to hear the movie.
The FAA also claims that the controller violated policy for bringing a DVD player with him to work, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Just last week Transportation Secretary, Ray LaHood, told the Associated Press: "On my watch, controllers will not be paid to take naps. We're not going to allow that."
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