Northwest Air Pilot Misses Airport By 150 Miles

If you’re an airplane pilot, it’s important to try and land in the state customers paid you to fly toward.

Northwest Airlines pilots overlooked this technicality Wednesday, when they flew 147 passengers past Minneapolis and failed to realize they’d taken a wrong turn at I-94 and had entered the cheese-infested land Brett Favre abandoned.

ABC’s Scott Mayerowitz writes:

The pilots of the Airbus A320 told the FBI and airport police that they were in a heated discussion over airline policy and they lost awareness of the situation, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

The pilots did turn the plane around and land in Minneapolis eventually.

The argument was probably pretty important, and you can’t blame them for missing Minnesota. Blink and it’s gone.

Northwest Airlines Pilots Miss Airport by 150 Miles [ABC News]
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