Controllers reveal risk that could cause plane collisions

FILE - In this Dec. 26, 2009, file photo, jets sit on the tarmac in front of the control tower at Detroit Metropolitan airport in Romulus, Mich. The office that protects government whistleblowers says air traffic controllers have exposed a problem that increases the risk of planes colliding or flying dangerous close together. The Office of Special Counsel released letters Tuesday detailing the safety risk raised by five air traffic controllers in Detroit. The problem affects the safety of planes nationwide. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Five air traffic controllers have exposed a problem that is putting planes at risk of colliding or accidents due to wake turbulence, a federal whistleblower protection office said Tuesday.

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