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Offline RonR

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Re: Lightning strike at BWI tower injuring a controller
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2013, 06:05:41 AM »
Wow, that URL says "struck-killed-by-lightning", but luckily (?) the controller was "only" injured.  (He probably doesn't feel lucky...)

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Re: Lightning strike at BWI tower injuring a controller
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2013, 09:46:28 AM »
Yea, and if you listen to the audio posted in the audio forum, the tower controllers themselves don't seem to have any idea why they went "ATC Zero".  If lightning hit the tower, you'd think they would have noticed that  :-)