Monday, October 26, 2009

What Happens In The Cockpit Stays In The Cockpit

Investigators from the FAA yesterday questioned the captain and first officer of the Northwest Airlines airplane that overshot its destination by 110 miles on a flight to Minneapolis last Wednesday. But they have not yet made any public comment on what the pilots said. While some aviation experts have speculated that the pilots were napping, airline officials said privately that they were skeptical the two men had been sleeping, according to the New York Times. One pilot, who was caught by a news crew as he returned home over the weekend, denied that they were asleep and also denied that they had been arguing, but refused to say anything further about what did happen. The speculation on cable TV news about what actually occurred in the cockpit has turned more "prurient" in the last couple of days, I've noticed.

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