Aug 14, 2009

Air traffic controllers suspended over Hudson crash

The Federal Aviation Administration has suspended two air traffic controllers from New Jersey's Teterboro Airport over Saturday's collision of two aircraft over the Hudson that killed nine people.

The photo below shows the wreckage of the helicopter being lifted from the Hudson River.

The controller handling the flight of a Piper PA-32 Saratoga carrying three people was involved in apparently inappropriate conversations on the telephone at the time of the accident.

Also, the supervisor was not present in the building as required.

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