air traffic control instruction


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air traffic control instruction

Directions by air traffic control for requiring the pilot to take a specific action.
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The report claimed the crew missed air traffic control instructions and descended below assigned altitudes.
Sources at MyTravel said its plane was cleared for take-off by air traffic controllers, and a Ryanair spokeswoman said: 'The Ryanair craft was complying with air traffic control instructions.

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