It’s been shit weather in the DC area all day so we were constantly in and out of the hold for all 3 metro airports. There was a point this morning when we had 5 planes in the holding stack for National and Baltimore while an Andrews arrival went over top on the way in. About 10 seconds after Potomac Approach called to tell me to run 1 National arrival in, the Andrews lander, a Colombian Air Force G4, declared an emergency requesting vectors to the nearest airport and an immediate descent…with 5 planes holding directly underneath him.
Shit got real interesting real quick.
Come to think of it that was actually my second emergency of the week after a guy had a heart attack on plane descending into National day before yesterday. What a week.