The controller asks if Sullenberger wants to divert to Teterboro in New Jersey, a few miles west of the Hudson.
When I looked over at the controller next to me, it was clear he needed a few minutes, too.
A controller is the least effective way to control the game.
late 14c., from Anglo-French contrerolleour (late 13c.), Old French contrerelleor (Modern French contrôleur), from Medieval Latin contrarotulator, agent noun from *contra-rotulare (see control (v.)). Mechanical sense is from 1867.