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frantzy
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« on: April 18, 2006, 12:50:48 AM »

http://komotv.com/stories/42986.htm

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I'd love to know what kind of PAX announcement (if any) EVA 31 Heavy made
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« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2006, 03:46:52 PM »

Mmmmm, someone fell asleep?
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« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2006, 04:58:32 PM »

Anyone know what happened???
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« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2006, 05:49:49 PM »

Most likely the controller was too busy counting sheeps rather than keep an eye on the plane. I've heard very much similar story about a controller at my local airport, the plane was spining around the city and somebody got in the tower and found him asleep on the radar.
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« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2006, 03:49:03 PM »

This happened a few years ago at KPBI.  Incoming commerical jet couldn't raise the tower.  He went ahead and landed making "unicom" type of announcements on the tower frequency.  Airport security went and found the controller asleep.  Lots of news coverage.
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« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2006, 05:26:19 PM »

Thats where large ammounts of coffee come in Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2006, 09:50:39 AM »

Sea-Tac control tower silent for 25 minutes

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Starting the next day — in a change that the FAA said was already in the works — two controllers were required to be there.

Historically, one controller has been sufficient because activity is so low at that time of day, Mike Ehl, airport operations director, told KING.
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« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2006, 12:39:40 AM »

Here's the sound of the controller in the tower when they found him.
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« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2006, 01:50:10 AM »

Quote from: cpumodem
Here's the sound of the controller in the tower when they found him.
shocked  Cheesy Thatsd halarious!
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« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2006, 11:40:07 PM »

Hey now, be nice!!!  Sad

I think it's too bad and it's tough working the overnight shift sometimes... those who have done overnight shifts by yourself can certainly understand this.  I was surprised that Approach wasn't able to get a hold of tower though via interphone or something.  Sometimes the radio can put me to sleep, but a telephone ring is certainly different... then again - does it actually RING?

Glad things turned out okay... still admire those contrllers at SEA-TAC!  Smiley
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