View Full Version : Government Sources Confirm Second Party Involved in JFK Incident

03-05-2010, 07:34 AM
Follow up to:

FAA confirms 2nd kid in JFK control tower

A second child communicated with passenger jets at John F. Kennedy International Airport in mid-February, the Federal Aviation Administration confirmed Thursday morning.

The same controller brought another child into the tower the day after his son communicated with at least five planes as they taxied at JFK Airport, the agency said. Officials could not confirm whether the second child was a boy or girl.

FAA also clarified on Thursday that the original child, a boy, was in the control tower on the evening of Feb 16. Initial reports by news organizations said the child was in the tower on Feb. 17, but the audio files were timestamped in Zulu time for 0030 Z on Feb. 17 -- or 7:30 p.m. ET on Feb 16.

The second child was in the tower on Feb. 17 at about 4:15 p.m., FAA said.

The agency placed the air traffic controller and his supervisor on administrative leave Wednesday amid an uproar about the incidents.

The agency also suspended unofficial visits to air traffic control towers pending the ongoing investigation. Air traffic controllers can give tours to family members with a supervisor's permission.

“This is a stunning example of a lack of professionalism, not following the rules, not using commonsense,” Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood told a Senate committee on Thursday.

On Wednesday FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt said the incidents "not only violated FAA's own policies, but common sense standards for professional conduct."

The National Air Traffic Controllers Association also criticized the controller and supervisor.

mike black
03-05-2010, 07:35 AM
This thread title is completely misleading..


03-05-2010, 07:36 AM
For some reason, I thought this was about JFK's assassination. :mistrust:

03-05-2010, 07:38 AM
For some reason, I thought this was about JFK's assassination. :mistrust:

Probably because that was his goal. :lol:

Well played, Cth.

Brother Power the Gong
03-05-2010, 07:39 AM


03-05-2010, 07:54 AM
You're a d-bag, Howard. :)

03-05-2010, 07:56 AM
This thread disappoints.

03-05-2010, 07:59 AM

Foolish Mortal
03-05-2010, 07:59 AM
Cth, if you didn't do the greatness of the weird image thread, I might consider kicking your ass. :lol:

03-05-2010, 08:00 AM

Cth got me too.


03-05-2010, 08:00 AM
Awe, what the hell!? Boooo!

Who am I kidding? Well played.

03-05-2010, 08:03 AM
Was there a kid directing air traffic from the grassy knoll?

Jim T.
03-05-2010, 08:04 AM
Well done!

Rosdower 3.0
03-05-2010, 08:04 AM
"I am so smart! S-M-R-T"

03-05-2010, 08:05 AM
You got me, nice work.

Ultimate Lurker
03-05-2010, 08:26 AM

03-05-2010, 08:27 AM
*slow clap*

03-05-2010, 08:29 AM
Well played :)