By STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press Writer Steve Karnowski, Associated Press Writer – 26 mins ago
MINNEAPOLIS – Two Northwest Airlines pilots failed to make radio contact with ground controllers for more than an hour and overflew their Minneapolis destination by 150 miles before discovering the mistake and turning around.
The plane landed safely Wednesday evening, apparently without passengers realizing that anything had been amiss. No one was hurt.
Re: Airline crew overshot Minn. airport by 150 miles
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