Monday, March 2, 2015

UPDATE on laptop-loving Northwest pilots

UPDATE at 6 p.m. Philadelphia time: The Federal Aviation Administration revoked the licenses of the two Northwest Airlines pilots in this now-famous incident. They have 10 days to appeal the revocation to the National Transportation Safety Board.

UPDATE on laptop-loving Northwest pilots

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UPDATE at 6 p.m. Philadelphia time: The Federal Aviation Administration revoked the licenses of the two Northwest Airlines pilots in this now-famous incident. They have 10 days to appeal the revocation to the National Transportation Safety Board.

Here's another very good story, from Bloomberg News, raising many questions about the Northwest flight crew that overshot their destination because they said they were distracted by poring over their laptops. Read it here. One other possibility for their mistake that's not in this story: Were the pilots actually playing spider solitaire on their computers?  

Tom Belden
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Tom Belden has been reporting about Philadelphia International Airport and other air travel subjects for more than 20 years, writing columns for The Inquirer's Travel and Business sections. His reporting (with colleague Craig McCoy) on baggage handling problems in Philadelphia have been credited with helping to improve the system. His previous blog was called Road Warrior. He can reached at tbelden@phillynews.com. Reach Tom at tbelden@phillynews.com.

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