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Air traffic controller hero of Sulawesi

Sulawesi – an air traffic Controller Anthonius Gunawan Agung has a plane full of people can take off of Sulawesi, and is itself the highest price for have to pay.

Air traffic controller Anthonius Gunawan Agung was for one plane to take off when the earthquake began. When collapsed the tower and died the 21-year-old hero.

The 21-year-old worked in the control tower of Palu. During the earthquake, he remained on his violently shaking post. Anthony managed a last plane from the airport to leave. They survived the disaster, but the 21-year-old had to jump from the collapsing tower and died.

When the earth began to shock, it was the Agung still flight 6231 of Batik Air to the runway to pilots. A spokesman for AirNav Indonesia says: ,,He waited until the plane safely in the air. Then he jumped of the tower. We think it is terrible what happened and we pray for his soul and for the other victims of the earthquake.”

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The pilot of the flight Ricosetta Mafella was the last that the young hero spoke. On Instagram he expresses his gratitude. “Rest in peace, vliegmaatje. God be with you.”

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The pilot felt while taxiing, the ground violently shook.

“Fortunately, I heard then a voice that said that I could leave. Half a minute later, I had no more away.”

From the cockpit filmed the pilot, and the uplifting tsunami wave.

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