USA Air Traffic Controllers at Haiti Airport.

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  1. Scot22

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    "Port-au-Prince's small airport is filled to capacity and US air traffic controllers have taken charge of air traffic control to help manage the influx of planes.
    However because of fuel shortages,aircraft are clogging up the tarmac." BBC NEWS.

    Must be a Herculean task trying to fly in,park,unload and take off with very little fuel on board.
    An Air Traffic Controller's nightmare.
    The Control Tower was damaged in the earthquake.
    Americans must be using U.S. Army Air Traffic Control.
     
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    i heard it as US Special Operations Command flew in to set up control.

    special forces, most likely air force tactical controllers and such were said to be operating an improvised emergency system (likely with the help of other controllers and such)
     
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    Thanks for putting the record straight Flashy.
    Yesterday a loaded plane from the UK with a BBC reporter on board had to circle for 3 hours before landing.
    This morning same happened with another BBC reporter,but it was temporarily diverted to a nearby country.
    Now landed in Haiti.
    Must be busier than Heathrow or JFK!

    JUST heard the President of Haiti has officially handed the Airport to the USA for the forseeable future.
     
    #3 Scot22, Jan 16, 2010
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