Aviation short of Air Traffic Controllers

PUBLISHED ON: December 16, 2008 | Duration: 2 min, 19 sec

  
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While the aviation industry has grown phenomenally, there aren't enough air traffic controllers to handle the growing air traffic by an ATC official. The result is a high level of stress. Now there's a concern that the burnout could pose a serious threat to air passenger safety. In a mid-air spat a few days ago in Chennai, an air force pilot wanted the air traffic controller's clearance to climb to a higher altitude. But he was asked to shut up.
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