NEW YORK - (AP) - An air traffic controller at New York's KennedyAirport has been suspended after he allowed two children to radioinstructions to several pilots.
The Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday the childrendid so over two days in mid-February.
The first night, the controller brought his young son to workand let him squawk a few routine messages over the radio to pilotswaiting to take off.
The FAA says the controller brought a different child the nextevening.
The agency has placed the controller and a supervisor onadministrative leave as it investigates. FAA Administrator RandyBabbitt called the episode a "lapse in judgment."
The few quick exchanges between the children and jets waiting totake off from JFK became public after they were recorded and postedon the Internet.
Click here to hear the audio tapes.