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Controller 'Missing' as Flight Heads for Landing
Emirates 24/7 ^ | Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Posted on 03/12/2014 5:49:38 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Caribbean Airways Boeing 737 with about 100 people on board was 10 minutes from landing

The Ministry of Transport in Guyana says it has suspended an air traffic controller who walked off the job and left the tower unattended while a flight was approaching the South American country.

A statement issued by the ministry says the controller and two other staff members have been suspended pending an investigation.

(Excerpt) Read more at emirates247.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: planetravel

1 posted on 03/12/2014 5:49:39 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

I lived in Georgetown for two long years and a day.... I have flow in and out of Tamari Airport many times and as a courier for diplomatic pouch spend many a hour on the tarmac at this airport. If the plane can see the runway, then there was absolutely no problem at all. One runway airport, one airport country.


2 posted on 03/12/2014 5:56:29 PM PDT by Jumper
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To: Jumper

I was an air traffic controller. I am sure the aircraft could land with no problem, but walking off the job and leaving the airport unattended is a huge no no. It should be something they only do once. They should be fired for that.


3 posted on 03/12/2014 6:10:20 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: nickcarraway

I was an airline passenger. The controller should be fired.


4 posted on 03/12/2014 6:16:57 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: ElkGroveDan

LOL


5 posted on 03/12/2014 6:19:50 PM PDT by Jagdgewehr (It will take blood.)
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To: nickcarraway

No biggie. Easy enough to land without.


6 posted on 03/12/2014 6:39:47 PM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: Incorrigible

Good thing, too, because how would the Wright brothers ever have landed without ATC (and a radio).


7 posted on 03/13/2014 11:09:07 AM PDT by Hulka
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To: nickcarraway
He must of heard the Hoffman's were on board.
8 posted on 03/13/2014 11:27:24 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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