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Tower Controller Sacrificed His Life!

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An Indonesian air traffic controller has sacrificed his life to ensure a plane carrying hundreds of people safely made it off the ground after Friday's earthquake.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/video/peopleandplaces/indonesias-air-control-hero-dies-to-save-pilot/vi-BBNQsG9

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-29/earthquake-hero-dies-after-getting-flight-off-the-ground/10321204

RIP Mr. Anthonius Gunawan Agung Fair skies and wind to your wings!

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Right on, Bill!  He did a remarkable job staying at his post to make sure the plane got off safely.  A National hero, to say the least.😇  He has earned his wings.

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Amazing tribute to a man thinking more about the safety of others than his own.  In the 2014 Napa quake, the Napa tower (which was closed at the time since it was still before sunrise) had to be closed for repairs, that was a 6+ quake, but building codes saved most homes and newer buildings in the city, the rest have been renovated since that quake, the largest in the Bay Area since the 89 earthquake.  I have been up in that tower before, about the same height as the Indonesia tower.

John

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