Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood ordered Reagan National to staff two controllers in its tower on all shifts, after two planes on Wednesday landed by themselves when the lone controller on duty allegedly fell asleep.
The controller, who has been suspended, told officials he had worked four consecutive overnight shifts, which led to his fatigue.
At least one lawmaker, Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), has requested that LaHood extend his order to other airports.
Air controller union: Two-person flight towers should be the rule
By Keith Laing - 03/25/11 06:45 PM EDT