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Air traffic controller hoax diverts plane from landing: FAA investigating

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June 15, 2014 An air traffic controller's joke diverted a plane from landing and it is considered no laughing matter by the Federal Aviation Administration who is investigating the incident. This potentially dangerous joke was told to a pilot landing at Hartsfield-Jackson Atanta International Airport, according to FCN News on June 13. The pilot can be heard over the radio asking the air traffic controller if he is cleared for landing and the controller tells him he can't land. The… (www.examiner.com) More...

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SeanRoebuck
SeanRoebuck 2
Why does the media confuse "Go Around" with "Divert"? If he had diverted it would of been to antoher airport.
sparkie624
sparkie624 6
Because the media is stupid, and they do not know the difference... It must have been a very slow news day in Atlanta.
sparkie624
sparkie624 1
I always love a good Joke, but this was the wrong joke at the wrong time. Controller needs to be disciplined.

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preacher1
preacher1 1
I wonder what in Sam Hill he was thinking?
jmcke
Jack M 1
Why did they go back to 40,000 feet
bovineone
Jeff Lawson 1
Flight track for DAL630 on June 11 -- http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL630/history/20140611/1845Z/KDTW/KATL
RobSJC
When their are lives and million dollar airvraft at stake .. I'd say; Fire the controller ... AVIATION IS NOT A JOKING matter ...
indy2001
indy2001 0
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Air traffic controller's 'joke' diverts plane

The FAA is investigating an incident between a Delta Air Lines plane and an air traffic controller at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport. Recordings released reveal the controller was joking with the pilot and ended up diverting the plane.

http://www.usatoday.com/media/cinematic/video/10571355/
205Tilley
Sam Tilley 0
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Delayed landing in Atlanta blamed on controller 'joke'

A delayed landing at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport last week has been blamed on a “joke” by an air traffic controller, and the Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.
The pilot of Delta Flight 630 from Detroit canceled his landing on June 11, 2014, after the air traffic controller told him not to land and to circle the airport instead. (USA Today)

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/national/delayed-landing-atlanta-blamed-controller-joke/ngMRJ/?icmp=cmgcontent_internallink_relatedcontent_2014_partners1

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