Anthonius Gunawan Agung would be alive today if he weren’t such a responsible air traffic controller.
Telah wafat saat menjalankan tugasnya sebagai personel layanan navigasi penerbangan, Saudara Anthonius Gunawan Agung, Air Traffic Controller (ATC) AirNav Indonesia Cabang Palu pada Sabtu (29/09).#RIPAgung #DoaUntukSulteng#PrayforDonggala #PrayforPalu pic.twitter.com/6Wpobp3R7m
— AirNav Indonesia (@AirNav_Official) September 29, 2018
Everyone else in the control tower fled as a series of earthquakes struck near Palu’s Mutiara SIS Al-Jufrie airport, spawning the tsunami. He stayed. There was a plane waiting for instructions to take off.
“When the quake happened, he was giving clearance to Batik Air to take off and waited for the plane to be safely airborne before finally leaving the ATC cabin tower,” said AirNav Indonesia spokesman Yohanes Harry Sirait tells New Strait Times.
The plane safely in the air, Agung jumped from the collapsing tower.
He survived with a broken leg and internal injuries, but died at the hospital.