Understanding the Language of ATC Isn’t Always Easy

 - April 28, 2014, 12:00 PM

Although the ability to speak and understand the English language is considered mandatory to operate an airplane on an international flight, really understanding what a controller at New York John F. Kennedy International Airport was trying to tell the crew of an Air China flight recently became a source of frustration and anxiety to all parties, according to a recording posted on LiveLeak.