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Sleeping Controller Possibility Probed After U.S. Landings

U.S. investigators are examining whether two airline flights landed at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport today without tower guidance because the lone controller on duty was asleep.

The AMR Corp. American Airlines and United Continental Holdings Inc. United planes landed safely at about 12:10 a.m. and 12:25 a.m., respectively, Peter Knudson, a spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board, said in an interview.