Air Traffic Controllers Honored as Heroes for Guiding Newbie Pilot to Safety

Air Traffic Controllers Honored as Heroes for Guiding Newbie Pilot to Safety

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jet-sillouette.jpgFederal workers Lisa Grimm and Brian Norton were honored Monday by the National Air Traffic Controllers Association for guiding Doug White and his family to safety on April 12, 2009, when the pilot of their plane died during a flight.

Talking on the radio was the one bit of knowledge that may have saved White’s life — and the lives of his wife and two daughters who were with him. The controllers could hear the panic in his voice.

(READ the story in the Washington Post)

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