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    Airline crew overshot Minn. airport by 150 miles

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    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.



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    Re: Airline crew overshot Minn. airport by 150 miles

    Apparently their story is that they got caught up in a heated discussion over airline policy and became distracted, and they lost "situational control".

    Ok then...


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    Re: Airline crew overshot Minn. airport by 150 miles

    Will the passengers be credited for their extra frequent flyer miles?



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    Re: Airline crew overshot Minn. airport by 150 miles

    FAA looking into the idea that they were sleeping.



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    Re: Airline crew overshot Minn. airport by 150 miles

    The ground controllers were doing what?

    Not sure I'm buying into this idea they "lost communication"



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    Re: Airline crew overshot Minn. airport by 150 miles

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneYoda View Post
    FAA looking into the idea that they were sleeping.
    ...with each other.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Chipper View Post
    ...with each other.
    That's a whole new take on the mile high club...



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    Re: Airline crew overshot Minn. airport by 150 miles

    I guess I can't complain about my pilot missing the landing a few weeks ago. At least he came close before having to pull back up.



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    Re: Airline crew overshot Minn. airport by 150 miles

    Doesn't the navigation computer do everything anyway? i don't get it. It isn't like they are "steering" the plane???


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    Re: Airline crew overshot Minn. airport by 150 miles

    In a related note...

    "When asked for comment on the instance of a US airliner being out of communication for 20 minutes and altering course without declaring intent, a spokesman from the Dept of Homeland Security remarked .. "That happened?""



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    Re: Airline crew overshot Minn. airport by 150 miles

    There's just a lot of blame to go around here. Apparently the hand off from DEN to MSP air traffic control was botched too. Neither the pilots or controllers knew it was off course.



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    Re: Airline crew overshot Minn. airport by 150 miles

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone90 View Post
    There's just a lot of blame to go around here. Apparently the hand off from DEN to MSP air traffic control was botched too. Neither the pilots or controllers knew it was off course.
    Reading more, I guess the ATCs did lose contact for an hour but it wasn't from a lack of trying on their part. I'm guessing they were snoozing.



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    Re: Airline crew overshot Minn. airport by 150 miles

    Id Blame Alien Abduction


    Occam's Razor means 'With all things being equal , the simplest explanation/answer is normally the right one'


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    Re: Airline crew overshot Minn. airport by 150 miles

    They probably just wanted to finish watching Last Holiday.



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