Drunk on the job.
The FAA investigating allegations that an Air-Traffic controller in Denver - was drunk while controlling - live air traffic!
"One of two things was going on. He either reported for duty extremely intoxicated - or he was drinking while he was actually in the control room - which is - you know- either one of those options aren't particularly good."
That was Paul Fagras - a retired air traffic supervisor for the FAA - speaking with Jack and Ted at WFLA...
The limit a controller is allowed - is about half of what most states consider to be intoxicated driving levels.
The controller has been suspended according to the FAA - and has entered rehab.
What happens to him when the suspension period is over?
"What will normally happen - he'll be wrapped in the ever loving arms of the union - and he'll go through his rehab - and provided that he meets all of his requirements and some after testing that will occur when he returns to duty - the FAA is likely to put him right back to work in a safety related position possibly as a controller doing what he did beforehand..."
That - right there - is REALLY concerning - Paul...
"Certainly... all of these episodes cumulative - that have occurred in the last few months - I think there should be some public outrage over this."
The episodes - that Fagras refers to - include a controller watching a movie and then falling asleep - keying the mic - and then broadcasting the movie soundtrack over the airwaves... and a wave of sleeping controllers.
Wonder how the FAA will handle realistic measures to remedy the seemingly - rampant - problem.
I'm Jessica Curtis - and that's your Talk Radio Buzz, from Fox News Radio.