Air traffic control case reopened


THE investigation into the 2010 air chaos across airports of the Balearic Islands is being reopened. The Courts have ordered the reopening of the inquiry into the problems generated in December 2010 by the sudden inactivity of 22 air traffic controllers. A wildcat strike led to the suspension of air traffic control operations throughout the country with military controllers having to take over. The case was initially dropped as according to the judge there was no evidence of a crime, but the Superior Court of Justice has now said the instruction was dismissed prematurely. Controllers are accused of a dereliction of duty after halting work, many calling in sick. Evidence is now wanted on the alleged psychological issues they were claiming left them unable to continue their work. The court said: “It is necessary to have forensic information about the credibility and scope of the manifestations and protests of those affected.”


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