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Air traffic controller suspended after misinformation led two planes to almost collide at the runway, Vietnam

An air traffic controller had been suspended and his license had been revoked after he left a trainee to supervise the busy runway at Danang, Vietnam. A young intern who was suppose to be tagging along with the Air traffic controller to learn things was suddenly left alone by him for supervising.

As a result the trainee directed a Jetstar Pacific Plane to take off from the same runway where a Vietnam plane had just landed. Only when the pilot of the Vietnam plane saw the Jetstar Plane moving towards it, he immediately informed the Air traffic controller that his plane is still standing in the runway. Within minutes a big disaster got into control as at a distance of just 350 meters the Jetstar Pacific Plane stopped.

The matter when reached the Aviation authorities, the young intern was send for a year more training and the senior Air traffic controller relieved from his duty. Kiran Kidwai – international Desk, NMTV


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