Northwest Airlines

| Friday, October 23, 2009

Northwest Airlines Airbus A320
from flickr use Points1
This photo of a Northwest Airlines Airbus A330 taking off is at least similar in model to the Northwest Airlines Airbus A320 which overshot the Minneapolis-St. Paul International AIrport Wednesday night by over 150 miles while the pilots were in an apparently heated argument about airline policy. The Delta Airlines-owned jet was out of radio contact for over an hour but even without radio contact, the Department of Homeland Security never bothered to scramble fighter jets in an attempt to intercept what could have been a hijacked flight.

Flight 188's two pilots who missed MSP International are currently on paid leave while the investigation continues. None of the 144 passengers on Flight 188 were injured or even apparently aware that their flight was well over an hour longer than it should have been.

View the crazy flightpath here.

Interesting interview with a Flight 188 passenger