What do you propose they should have done? It would be incredibly reckless to issue some kind of instructions on the general frequency without knowing the other controller's intentions. You could easily cause a collision that way, not prevent one. With this in mind, they kept trying to find out the other controller's intentions, but by the time it became clear that this was impossible, it was already too late.

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Admiral Cloudberg

Analyzer of plane crashes. Contact me via @Admiral_Cloudberg on Reddit, @KyraCloudy on Twitter, or by email at kyracloudy97@gmail.com.