Pilots Who Missed Minnesota Will Not Appeal License Revocation

Remember those Northwest Airlines pilots who were too busy looking at their laptops to bother landing in Minneapolis? They have made a deal with the FAA to drop their appeal to have their licenses reinstated.

Under the agreement, the two pilots, whose licenses were revoked following the October 21 incident, will not contest the revocation, though they can reapply for licenses in 10 months.

In order for them to get their licenses back, the pilots would need to retake tests that are given to new pilots. They would also need to underogo simulator training before they can pilot commercial planes again.

“There’s no good excuse,” one of the pilots said in the aftermath of the scandal. “I let my guard down. I wish I could explain why.”

Pilots who overflew airport drop attempt to keep licenses [CNN]