It may be used as a plaything, but laser pointers are deadly serious when focused on aircrafts. Incidents of pilots being temporary blinded has nearly doubled.
The Federal Aviation Administration took new steps Wednesday to fix problems in the nation’s air traffic control system, firing two controllers for sleeping on the job and ordering a higher level of supervision over aircraft carrying the first lady or vice president.
The federal government is going to bat for airline passengers.
The National Transportation Safety Board has opened an investigation into the aborted landing of a plane carrying first lady Michelle Obama earlier this week.
The Federal Aviation Administration has uncovered a second incident of an air traffic controller sleeping on the job, but in this case the napping was deliberate.
High tech, it isn’t. But measuring snow at BWI-Marshall wasn’t measuring up to standards this past winter.