An air traffic control tower is shown at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in 2016. With a broken throttle Cathy Lewan, the pilot of a small plane, found herself over the world’s busiest airport and facing calamity, but air traffic controllers guided her to a safe landing on Feb. 14, 2016. On Tuesday, March 14, 2017, Lewan had a reunion with the Atlanta air traffic controllers who were her lifeline.
An air traffic control tower is shown at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in 2016. With a broken throttle Cathy Lewan, the pilot of a small plane, found herself over the world’s busiest airport and facing calamity, but air traffic controllers guided her to a safe landing on Feb. 14, 2016. On Tuesday, March 14, 2017, Lewan had a reunion with the Atlanta air traffic controllers who were her lifeline. Mike Stewart AP
An air traffic control tower is shown at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in 2016. With a broken throttle Cathy Lewan, the pilot of a small plane, found herself over the world’s busiest airport and facing calamity, but air traffic controllers guided her to a safe landing on Feb. 14, 2016. On Tuesday, March 14, 2017, Lewan had a reunion with the Atlanta air traffic controllers who were her lifeline. Mike Stewart AP

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