Fri, Oct 27, 2006
Aero-News: Quote of the Day
ANN's Quote of the Day usually
derives from current news, though we reserve the right to pick
quotes out of history that have a bearing on the day's events and
Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the
content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be
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Aero-News Quote of the Day
"It is always our responsibility to maintain the
separations. In this case, when you don't know the altitude, it is
very dangerous. I would have preferred to move them laterally, but
it is always our responsibility to keep them
Source: An unidentified Brazilian air traffic
controller who works at the center responsible for directing
traffic in the area where a Gol airlines 737 and a private business
jet collided last month. The controller told Newsday ATC had more
than an hour to notice the smaller aircraft's transponder wasn't
working at the time of the fatal accident that claimed 154 people.
The controller -- who stressed he was not involved in directing the
planes involved in the accident -- also says controllers had plenty
of time to notice the planes were on a collision course, even
without the avoidance equipment.
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