This is no laughing matter, but an air traffic controller caused a Delta Boeing 777-200LR to divert a landing after the controller jokingly told the plane to go around and not land.
You can watch the full video clip here on the USA Today site
The incident involved Delta 630 from Detroit to Atlanta, after the controller told the plane not to land, then seconds later said “I’m kidding”
The FAA released a prepared statement, saying “The FAA is investigating air traffic communications with Delta 630, a Boeing 777 aircraft on approach to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.”
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