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03/30/2011 09:26 am ET Updated May 30, 2011

FAA Suspends Air Traffic Controller After Planes Flew Close Together

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An air traffic control supervisor has been suspended for the second time in one week -- this time for actions that caused a commercial jet and a private plane to get too close together in central Florida.

The Federal Aviation Administration is saying a Southwest Airlines jet carrying 142 people and a single-engine plane with two people came too close together on Sunday night at the request of the supervisor, putting both planes in danger.

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