Report slams LI traffic controllers for slacking on the job

A new federal report accuses Long Island air traffic controllers of watching movies, playing computer games, gambling and even sleeping on the job. The report

RONKONOMA - A new federal report accuses Long Island air traffic controllers of watching movies, playing computer games, gambling and even sleeping on the job. The report slams the work environment at a Federal Aviation Administration station in Ronkonkoma. The facility is near MacArthur Airport and is responsible for guiding planes along the Northeast Corridor. According to the report, controllers frequently used personal electronics after midnight, when traffic at the airport thins out.Officials say the facility is responsible for overseeing high altitude traffic in one of the busiest parts of the world, an area that includes New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland.

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