Another item from the AVweb newsletter: The audio of the ATC handling a mid-air emergency is quite interesting. It runs about 8 minutes.
MIDAIR DRAMA UNFOLDS IN TOWER TAPE AUDIO
A reader sent us the tower tape clip (MP3
exchange between a smooth, professional air traffic controller at
Republic Airport on Long Island and the pilot of a Piper Saratoga
who'd been in a midair collision with a Cessna 152 last Sunday. As we
reported on Monday
both pilots were able to land their aircraft without incident but the
tower tape reveals just what it takes to recover two damaged aircraft
on the same runway during a busy period at a large GA airport. The
first call from the Saratoga pilot comes about 2:15 on the audio file,
but listen to the whole thing to get a feel for what the controller
was up against in getting the damaged aircraft on the ground without
anyone else (including a student launching for his first solo) getting
in the way or into trouble.