Left to his own devices yesterday, local Air Traffic Controller Jack Smith was found watching planes take off from the runway. “You are cleared for take-off”, Smith was heard whispering into the microphone as co-workers returned from break.
“Jack is really into his job. But frankly this was a little bit alarming”, several employees of the airport reported. “We just hope that no planes were hurt or made to feel uncomfortable”.
As Hard Copy went to press, Smith was watching an Airbus A380 from Paris being guided onto the landing strip via the control tower computer.