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Originally posted by SphinxMontreal
It's called a midair collision. You know, the skies may look like they are unlimited, but they're not. Why is this story on a conspiracy site?
Originally posted by tothetenthpower
However, I can see how that makes sense, I'm sure aviation rules in NYC have been strictly updated and kept to code since 9/11.
New York, 14 Aug.
Two orders for two officials at the air traffic control centre in Teterboro, New Jersey, which is in charge of the airspace over the centre of New York have been carried out. Both men have been suspended, if only as a precautionary measure. The moves were taken by the investigators of Saturday's crash which killed 9 people, including 5 Italians. The flight controller who was assigned the task of following the tourist planes path from take-off until just before the moment of impact has been suspended. In reality, at the time of the crash, the man had already handed over the task of following the flight path to the air traffic control centre at Newark airport and therefore he had no particular responsibility when the accident happened. The procedure was followed correctly but it has come to light that in the moments preceding the crash, instead of carrying out his duties, he was in fact making several personal phone calls.
Experts believe that the circumstance had not effect on the events but that his conduct was "unacceptable" and the controller has been put on enforced leave. A similar suspension has been enforced on his superior, an inspector who should have been on duty at Teterboro when the disaster took place but who was in fact absent.
Originally posted by Now_Then
Am I right in thinking that it is the planes responsibility to stay well clear of the helicopter? It's like one of those standard rules of the sky I think.
So that would indicate the plane was at fault, probably looking everywhere but where they were going - sightseeing.
I mean were talking about the air here, where there is ALOT of space to say the least.