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Comair Controller Said to Have Slept 2 Hours

August 31, 2006|From Times Wire Reports

The lone air traffic controller on duty the morning Comair Flight 5191 crashed had only two hours of sleep before starting work on the overnight shift, a federal investigator said.

National Transportation Safety Board member Debbie Hersman said the controller had only nine hours off between work shifts Saturday. The commuter jet crashed Sunday morning, in the final hours of the controller's shift, while trying to take off from Blue Grass Airport in Lexington.

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