The leader of the national air traffic controllers’ union is warning that the partial government shutdown could force “stressed out” air traffic controllers to make mistakes putting passenger safety at risk.
Air traffic controllers "are making mistakes that they hadn’t made in the 10, 15, 20 years …. They’re making them because they’re stressed out, because they don’t know when this [shutdown] is going to end."
—Trish Gilbert, National Air Traffic Controllers Assoc.
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— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) January 25, 2019