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Air Traffic Out Of Control

May 16, 2024

In this episode, UPS flight 2949 is departing from Oakland when the pilot reports flight control issues.

He issues a mayday and asks for vectors to return to the airport.

The tower springs into action to help the aircraft navigate back to Oakland safely.

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May 9, 2024

In this episode, A FedEx Boeing 767 is coming in for an approach in Istanbul when they receive an alert that the nose landing gear is malfunctioning.

They contact the tower to do a low pass to confirm that the gear is not deployed, and the tower confirms this.

The pilot brings the aircraft in for a landing without the...


May 8, 2024

In this episode, United flight 381 is coming in for the approach to Austin when they request to go around.

The pilot lets the tower know the aircraft is having flap issues which is causing instability.

The controller dispatches emergency crews as an extra precaution for the potentially dangerous landing.

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May 6, 2024

In this episode, a British Airways 777 (Flight 158) is preparing for departure to London from Bermuda International Airport when the tower abruptly cancels the take off clearance.

The pilot, understandably concerned, presses the controller to let him evacuate the aircraft as soon as possible.

The controller lets him...


May 4, 2024

In this episode, a Piper aircraft near Sacramento, California (SAC) experiences an engine failure and radios the tower to declare mayday.

The pilot and one passenger can't make it to the airport so need to look for a safe field or road to land on nearby.

The tower dispatches emergency crews, and thankfully, the...