JFK Controller Let Two Kids Direct Planes

He brought a second child to work the next day
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 3, 2010 6:30 PM CST

(Newser) – Not much scarier than an air traffic controller allowing his kid to issue commands. Unless maybe it's allowing another kid to do the same thing the very next day. The FAA says the now-suspended controller at JFK Airport brought in not one but two of his children to get a taste of the job. On the first day, child No. 1 directed four planes. On the second, child No. 2 directed two planes, reports the Daily News.

"This lapse in judgment not only violated FAA's own policies, but common sense standards for professional conduct," says the FAA administrator.

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