Increase in Near-Collisions of Planes Raises Concerns About Air Traffic Control Competence

Air traffic control is a high stress job, safeguarding thousands of lives every minute, but in the past few months, there has been a marked increase in the number of reported near-collisions in the skies over America, and some are questioning whether that rise should be blamed on the controllers. As many as one in four air traffic controllers at any given control center are novices, barely out of training, and some of the recent problems in the air provide a frightening picture of the...Full Story
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