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FAA reinforcing procecdures for wandering jets

Here's more fallout from the Northwest flight that overshot MSP by 150 miles last month because the pilots were absorbed in their laptops. The FAA says it will reinforce for air traffic controllers procedures for alerting the Air Force when an aircraft disappears and doesn't respond to calls.Read more about what the FAA said here.

FAA reinforcing procecdures for wandering jets

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Here's more fallout from the Northwest flight that overshot MSP by 150 miles last month because the pilots were absorbed in their laptops. The FAA says it will reinforce for air traffic controllers procedures for alerting the Air Force when an aircraft disappears and doesn't respond to calls.Read more about what the FAA said here.

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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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