Philippine flight finds no controllers in tower!!

While many travellers in the US, had a miserable time last few days, thanks to the winter storms, this story from AP takes the cake.

It is small solace, but I hope it at least brings a wry smile to some lips. Across the world in sunny Philippines, a Philippine Airlines airplane was stuck circling the Zamboanga airport, in southern Philippines, for some time before landing Friday, because air traffic controllers apparently still in a Christmas holiday mood were missing from the tower, and came in late for work!!!!!

Mabuhay everyone, and keep the cheer and the chin up.

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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