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aemoreira1981
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ATC dies at PLW after tower collapses

Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:54 am

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-29/e ... d/10321204

Even though the tower was collapsing, the 21-year old departure controller stayed to ensure that a Batik Air A320 took off safely. He then jumped out of the collapsing tower. A helicopter was being sent to retrieve him, but the controller was dead before the chopper got there.
 
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Re: ATC dies at PLW after tower collapses

Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:55 am

An avoidable death..
 
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Re: ATC dies at PLW after tower collapses

Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:02 am

Too true, planes can fly perfectly fine without controllers.

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Re: ATC dies at PLW after tower collapses

Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:21 am

Very sad.....
737-300/400/500 ... are NOT classics :)
 
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Re: ATC dies at PLW after tower collapses

Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:56 am

Topic is already discussed here:

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