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Another air controller naps; new schedules coming

WASHINGTON (AP) - The government is changing air traffic controllers' work schedules following another incident of a controller falling asleep on the job.

The Federal Aviation Administration says it happened early Saturday morning at a radar facility in Miami that handles high altitude air traffic. A controller fell asleep while on duty.

The FAA says 12 other controllers and two managers were working at the time.

The sleeping controller has been suspended. FAA chief Randy Babbitt says changes will be made within 72 hours to work schedule that have been identified as most likely to cause fatigue.

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