Tags: FAA | Michelle Obama | Joe Biden

FAA: Supervisors To Monitor First Lady, Biden's Planes

Thursday, 21 Apr 2011 06:54 AM

The Federal Aviation Administration has issued orders that control supervisors will manage the arrival and departures of airplanes carrying the vice president and first lady, The Washington Post reports.

On Monday, a Boeing 737 carrying Michelle Obama got too close to a massive military cargo jet as both planes were trying to land at Andrews Air Force Base. The FAA has said the First Lady was never in any danger.

The directives come at a time when th he National Transportation Safety Board, which began investigating mistakes by air traffic controllers and pilots last year after error rates spiked, said Wednesday that it will investigate the incident, the Post said.

The nation's air traffic system has come under fire as controllers have been found sleeping on the job; two were fired for doing just that earlier this week.

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

'Ebola Czar' Ron Klain Will Leave Job Feb. 15

Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 22:32 PM

The Obama administration's "Ebola czar" will leave his post on Feb. 15, although he said there is still work to do at er . . .

Texas Executes Killer Who Claimed Mental Impairment

Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 21:41 PM

The state of Texas on Thursday executed a convicted rapist-killer whose lawyers argued was severely mentally impaired, h . . .

Trump, O'Reilly Make Up After Digs at Each Other

Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 21:29 PM

Business mogul Donald Trump and Fox News host Bill O'Reilly were pals again after Trump appeared on Fox News Channel's " . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved