FOR IMMEDIATE
RELEASE
Nov. 3, 2000

CONTACT: Doug Church
202.628-5451, x4802
dchurch@natcadc.org





DOT INSPECTOR GENERAL REPORT:
CHICAGO TRACON



WASHINGTON, D.C. - After the release of a final report assessing events of July 17 at a Chicago air traffic control facility, the National Air Traffic Controllers Association said it is standing by controllers.

"Because our internal review and assessments of the Chicago TRACON events
are ongoing and because we must honor the privacy of federally employed
personnel, we believe it is inappropriate to comment," said NATCA President
John Carr.

The report was released today by the Federal Aviation Administration, which investigated the events with the Department of Transportation inspector general.

NATCA is the certified union for 15,000 FAA air traffic controllers, 1,200 engineers and numerous other ATC professionals, as well as for Department of Defense civilian and privately employed controllers.

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