Lost Radio Contact Leaves Pilots on Their Own

@article{Geppert2004LostRC,
  title={Lost Radio Contact Leaves Pilots on Their Own},
  author={Linda M. Geppert},
  journal={IEEE Spectrum},
  year={2004},
  volume={41},
  pages={16-17}
}
IG IT A L V IS IO N /G ET T Y IM A G ES It was an air traffic controller’s worst nightmare. Without warning, on Tuesday, 14 September, at about 5 p.m. Pacific daylight time, air traffic controllers lost voice contact with 400 airplanes they were tracking over the southwestern United States. Planes started to head toward one another, something that occurs routinely under careful control of the air traffic controllers, who keep airplanes safely apart. But now the controllers had no way to… CONTINUE READING

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