(CBS) The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating how a child was allowed to direct air traffic at the nation's sixth-busiest airport - New York's JFK International.
And an FAA official told CBS News Wednesday that the agencylearned during its initial investigation that the same air traffic controller, Glenn Duffy, brought a different child, presumably also his child, into the tower the following night.
CBS News Correspondent Kelly Wallace reports the first incident, on Feb. 16, involved a child on the radio to pilots of planes awaiting takeoff. The boy was allowed to make at least five transmissions to commercial jets.
In tapes obtained by CBS News, the boy is clearly heard:
Boy: AMX 403, Contact departures. Adios.
Pilot: Contact departures. Aeromexico 403. Adios.
An adult -- reportedly a controller -- made sure the pilots were in on the joke.
"That's what you get guys when the kids are out of school!"
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It is not an issue bad or good father, for doing what he did. It is why did his boss/supervisor let him do it.
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