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Prankster posing as ATC, uses walkie-talkie to order Argentinian aircraft to takeoff

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As part of a prank, a private pilot in Argentina used a handheld communication device to give instructions to active aircraft at the Jorge Newbery Airport (AEP) in Buenos Aires. (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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picturetaker
Christian Parada 10
He considers that a prank? People could have died.
Falconus
Falconus 6
Lost his license and facing 2-8 years in jail. Wonder if he feels it was worth it...
KobeHunte
Kobe Hunte 2
i know.. get your license taken away and probably going to jail?! All for a prank.. which probably only himself got the humour out of it.. could of been fatal
linbb
linbb 3

Very stupid move for someone who says they are a pilot he should never have a licence again to fly.
TheFlyingPilot
TheFlyingPilot 4
How did the actual active ATC not notice?
awsauerman
Albert Sauerman 1
He told the pilot to disregard the previous order and sent the police to look for and arrest the individual.
TadBishop
Tad Bishop 4
Pretty stupid to do that..
Moviela
Ric Wernicke 3
Eight years is not enough. This should carry an attempted murder charge. Lock him up and throw away the key.
afcjr1201
Allen Churchwell 4
I agree with you Ric, that act could have easily been considered terrorism as further actions could have caused a crash.
bricam
Brian Wilkes 1
THEY LET HIM GO!
KobeHunte
Kobe Hunte 1
omg.. what dummies

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