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Old 10 November 2018, 07:19 PM
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Fright Las Vegas airport controller heard slurring her words as alarmed pilots respond

Federal and airport authorities are investigating why an air traffic controller became incapacitated and went silent while working a night shift alone in the tower at busy McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. CBS News correspondent Kris Van Cleave reports that in air traffic audio of the incident, the controller appeared to become incoherent and eventually unresponsive until she was discovered by another controller returning from a break.

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Old 10 November 2018, 07:22 PM
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It's kinda sad that she got put on administrative leave when it sounds like she had a medical emergency- seems quite insensitive on their part.
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Old 10 November 2018, 07:57 PM
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Not really. Until the FAA identifies the source of the issue, she really can't be placed in a safety sensitive situation if there is a chance of a recurrence.

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Old 10 November 2018, 09:29 PM
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Administrative leave doesn't mean she did anything wrong. But she has to be put on leave until it can be determined if she's fit for duty. In some jobs, you might never be able to return to work if you have a condition that makes you unable to safely perform the job, and the condition can't be controlled. I hope it turns out to be something minor and easy to prevent from happening again.
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