Pilot hails take-off “guardian angel” who died in Indonesia quake

The body of air traffic controller Anthonius Gunawan Agung, who died in Friday's earthquake, is carried to a helicopter during his funeral procession in Makassar, south Sulawesi, Indonesia September 29, 2018, in this picture obtained from social media. Picture taken September 29, 2018. AIRNAV INDONESIA/via REUTERS.

PALU, Indonesia (Reuters) – An Indonesian pilot hailed an air traffic controller who died in Friday’s earthquake as a “guardian angel” for ensuring a passenger plane took off safely before he jumped in vain for safety. Anthonius Gunawan Agung, 21, was among at least 1,230 people who died in the devastating 7.5-magnitude quake and tsunami […]

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