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    Near collision at Atlanta airport


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    Whoa

    Within two to three seconds of colliding. Why would he have repeated the orders and then ignored them? Those people must be saying a prayer of thanks for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Filly View Post
    Within two to three seconds of colliding. Why would he have repeated the orders and then ignored them? Those people must be saying a prayer of thanks for sure.
    That is very strange. I saw on the news last week that we really do not have as many qualified air traffice controllers as we used to, and as we need.
    However, this doesn't sound like a controller error.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marthatex View Post
    That is very strange. I saw on the news last week that we really do not have as many qualified air traffice controllers as we used to, and as we need.
    However, this doesn't sound like a controller error.
    Sounds like pilot error to me. Or some indifference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by concernedperson View Post
    Sounds like pilot error to me. Or some indifference.
    Or a pilot on drugs or drunk~

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    Quote Originally Posted by deanws View Post
    Or a pilot on drugs or drunk~
    Unfortunately, that is the case more than we think it is.

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    I live 75 minutes from the Atlanta airport, so it is where I fly out of and back into when I travel....it is a freaking zoo and a huge city unto itself.
    It's the busiest (and I think, the largest) airport in the country....it's amazing something like this doesn't happen there more often. I hope they thoroughly investigate the pilot who ignored orders from the tower.

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    My very dearest Marthatex,
    Thank-you for the thread on this.

    It is very scary.

    So much Love and Respect for you,
    dark_shadows



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