DC incident spurs look at airport tower staffing
The FAA control tower at Reagan National Airport is seen during a storm, in Arlington, Va., Wednesday, March 23, 2011. Federal safety officials are investigating a report that two planes landed at the airport without control tower clearance because the air traffic controller was asleep. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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US planes land without control tower guidance
WASHINGTON: US safety agencies are considering a formal probe into how an air control tower at Washington’s Reagan National Airport went silent in the early hours Wednesday, forcing two planes to land without guidance, officials said.

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Controller staffing under review after DC incident
Federal aviation officials are reviewing air traffic controller staffing at airports around the country after two airliners landed at Reagan National Airport without clearance from the airport tower because they were unable to raise anyone there.

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