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Old 24th Dec 2018, 13:10
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Originally Posted by The Fat Controller View Post
I think you'll find that ALL flight data was lost, so they would neither know what was coming or be able pass data to the relevant ATC centre for departures.

Nobody said there was any sort of radar failure.
that doesn’t explain inbounds. How much flight data do you need to allow an aircraft shoot an ILS?

I am yet to understand why aircraft holding with in range of the airport couldn’t go on to land. At worst you would release one from the hold to self position and fly the ILS, once landed you release the next one. The go around keeps aircraft well clear of the holding stack. One wonders how aircraft fly without ATC?!?
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