Audio of air traffic controller that has an “apparent heart attack”

While it’s not new news, I just picked up on this story now, and found it pretty interesting. It’s just an example of an event, which is fortunately uncommon, being turned into a massive war between two organizations.

RENO, Nev. – An air traffic controller taken ill while on duty in Reno sparked a volley of words Wednesday between the controller’s union and the Federal Aviation Administration, with each accusing the other of using the incident for political gains.

The National Air Traffic Controllers Association, in a press release issued late Tuesday, said the veteran controller had been forced to work alone in the radar room at Reno-Tahoe International Airport when he suffered a heart attack late Monday afternoon.

The full article, which can be found here, is quite interesting. Also, the audio of this controller having an “apparent heart attack” can be found here.

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