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Air traffic controller dies ensuring flight gets off the ground

Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:17 am

A young air traffic controller, Anthonius Gunawan Agung, stayed at his post during a magnitude 7.5 quake in Mutiara Sis Al Jufri Airport in Palu, Indonesia. His actions helped ensure that Batik Air Flight 6321 was able to get away safely, potentially saving the lives of hundreds of passengers and crew. Sadly, he lost his own life following injuries sustained when he jumped from the tower, believing it would collapse at any moment.

How sad that this brave young man should lose his own life while trying to save others.

The tower was severely damaged during the quake and 250 metres of runway is disabled by cracks. The airport is now open only for just enough for emergency, SAR, and humanitarian aid purposes.


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-29/e ... d/10321204
 
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Re: Air traffic controller dies ensuring flight gets off the ground

Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:29 am

RIP brave young man.

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