Demoted! Michelle Obama Plane Fiasco Causes Demotion For Air Traffic Controllers
The announcement came one day after a Boeing 737 carrying Mrs. Obama and Jill Biden aborted a landing following an error by an air traffic controller at a regional air traffic facility associated with Andrews Air Force Base.
Following several S-turns, the plane carrying the first ladies aborted their landing. There was not the proper space between their plane and that of a loaded cargo flight that had just taken off.
The new rules now apply to approaches and departures handled by the Potomac Terminal Radar Approach Control (which handled the First Lady's landing Tuesday) and takeoffs and landings at Andrews Air Force base where the presidential fleet resides.
The Associated Press reports that all flights carrying the president are already handled by a supervisor.
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