NEW YORK (PIX11) — It was just more than 90 days ago that PIX11 News unveiled the first part of “Below The Radar.” A series of riveting reports on air traffic controllers back in FAA towers or control centers after being involved in deadly crashes.
The stats reported on April 28 were staggering, 15 deadly crashes, 54 deaths and more than one dozen controllers who stayed on the job after contributing to those deadly crashes.
Since the initial report in late April and what was has uncovered, in what is now a 7-month-long investigation, are more crashes, more victims and more controllers on the job.
In Part V, PIX11 News shows you what happened to one controller following a crash and we travel back to Washington D.C. to speak with the FAA’s second most powerful man, Deputy Administrator Michael Whitaker, after a U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Aviation.
The hearing was focused next generation as well as improving aviation safety, yet the FAA had no answers.