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Controller Sends Pilot Killed in Crash to Nonexistent Runway

Did ATC error doom pilot?

Accident investigators are trying to determine why a New York-area air traffic controller directed the pilot of a Beech Bonanza who died in the crash of his airplane earlier this month toward a nonexistent airport in the middle of an industrial area, possibly giving the man false hope as he desperately searched for a suitable emergency landing spot.
According to an audio recording of the ATC communications posted on, the pi
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