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Submission + - Air Traffic Controller lands stricken plane by SMS 1

ma11achy writes: From the article: Five people on a flight from Kerry to Jersey received mobile phone text instructions from a quick-thinking air traffic controller when he guided them in to a safe landing at Cork, after the plane lost all onboard electrical power, communications and weather radar soon after take-off from Kerry airport. Read all about it here.
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Air Traffic Controller lands stricken plane by SMS

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  • It seems like light signals would have been easier. Can you imagine trying to enter messages during landing? Talk about cockpit workload problems.

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