Northwest Pilots Who Missed Airport Were on Laptops, Discussing Scheduling

The two pilots of the Northwest Airlines flight last week that missed its airport by 150 miles were apparently using their personal laptops to review scheduling as air traffic controllers repeatedly tried to reach them, the National Transportation Safety Board said. The use of personal laptops in the cockpit violates airline policy, according to the NTSB, which issued a statement today on the incident after interviewing the pilots. Neither pilot was aware of the airplane's position until a...Full Story
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