A China Eastern Airways airplane was forced to delay landing, after communications with the air traffic control tower suddenly stopped. It later turned out that the air traffic controllers had fallen asleep, as reported by the Guardian.
Civil aviation authorities stated that the Boeing 737 called in several times, wanting to land at Wuhan airport, but were unable to, as there was no communication from the towers. It later turned out that the air traffic controllers were taking a quick nap while on duty.
The incident happened on July 8, but there has been no elaboration on why it took so long for the incident to be made public. The incident has, as expected, sparked online controversy, with angry netizens demanding a criminal investigation.
One netizen commented: “ "Air control work is truly exhausting, but it is unforgivable to sleep on duty," whilst another suggested that authorities should “ let him sleep as much as he wants in prison."
Source: The Guardian
Warning：The use of any news and articles published on eChinacities.com without written permission from eChinacities.com constitutes copyright infringement, and legal action can be taken.
Keywords: Air Traffic Controllers Fall Asleep in Wuhan
All comments are subject to moderation by eChinacities.com staff. Because we wish to encourage healthy and productive dialogue we ask that all comments remain polite, free of profanity or name calling, and relevant to the original post and subsequent discussion. Comments will not be deleted because of the viewpoints they express, only if the mode of expression itself is inappropriate.
Please login to add a comment. Click here to login immediately.