Why Wasn't Military Notified When Northwest Flight Went Missing?

As the pilots of Northwest flight 188 overshot their airport and streaked across the sky, controllers in Denver and Minneapolis tried repeatedly to reach the plane. They attempted for an hour and 18 minutes to make contact, calling the airline and other pilots for help. But one key group was not notified early on -- the military. Gen. Gene Renuart -- who, as commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command, is responsible for safeguarding the skies -- said NORAD is usually notified...Full Story
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