The last men to make contact with the jet that collided with the Gol''s Boeing
his report to the tragedy MONEY
(collected from the portal Terra, 14/11/06)
17h that Friday. The routine of CTA, in Sao Jose dos Campos was normal. The controllers with eyes fixed on the screen and control in the schedules of progression of flight beside the monitor.Virar the head to the side is risky.
Lift then banned. There were four people in control, and the rest in four other other tasks.
"Suddenly the flight of Gol disappeared" to the sergeant of aeronautics, Pedro
(fictitious name) "in the region no-viewing radar. We expected the Goal to contact and did not happen. We had tried to seven contacts with the Legacy to warn that the transponder was turned off and he came in a non-radar. I did not . We have made contact with the Cindacta IV in Manaus to see if the Goal of boeing had made contact, but no one knew. We were in a situation of uncertainty and, by regulation, after 30 minutes, without the location of the aircraft that pass for the state of alert. In the meantime we learned that the Legacy had made a forced landing in Cachimbo (MT). So far so good, a forced landing is not cause for despair. Then we were advised by Manaus that the Legacy had hit on something in descent and did not know what it was. Our sheet fell. The desperation took over from us, and something could happen if the Legacy was in the level of flight 360 and to 370 Goal! Teres In the plan of the Legacy was up to 380, but by some reason he fell. But we think of more than 150 passengers of Gol. The desperation took care of everyone. We live knowing that the possibility exists of an accident, but our
work is to avoid it. "A psychologist is called to 18h and a team that was off is powered and takes control. The 12 that fell outside were treated in groups and sent back home, but, alone at home without any controller can sleep help of medicine.
One of them, Isaac, took 1 mg of Lorazepan per night. "I lost 5 kg. Saio from home
8am and not come before the 24h. I am imagining the scene of the accident, which
reads like a movie in my head. Crying to see the scenes: the hand of rigid
Pilot locked in the joystick. He died fighting aircraft. My
marriage is by a wire. My wife says nothing. Only is silent. "
Isaac does not want to leave the profession or return immediately to the TAC. Pedro
no. At 22 years and return to the home. They do not know that he is away for psychiatric certificate. He has nightmares, unable to sleep or eat. Not leaves home and his social life is over. One consolation: the black-boxes showed that there was no panic or turmoil. After the collision, the plane fell vertically and lost all the senses, which at least would have reduced the suffering on board.