The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating a bizarre incident where a child was allowed to direct air traffic at John F. Kennedy airport,. An air controller brought the child to work on February 17th and apparently fed the child lines to give orders to pilots. Both the air controller and the supervisor have been suspended. Now it appears that the air controller not only let his 9-year-old son direct planes at JFK but repeated the stunt with the boy’s twin sister the following day, here.
Here is the whole transcript:
Child: “171 cleared for take off.”
Pilot: “Clear for take off JetBlue 171”
Child: “Let’s see your Air Mexico 403 Kennedy, runway through left position and hold.”
Pilot: “Going to hold Air Mexico 403.”
Unknown: “This is what you get guys when the kids are out of school.”
Unknown: “Wish I could bring my kid to work.”
Child: “JetBlue 171 contact departure.”
Unknown: “Over to departure JetBlue 171, awesome job.”
Child: “03 clear for take off.”
New York and New Jersey air controllers have become a major source for such stories, here.
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