The Twin Cities Pioneer Press reports that the two pilots who overflew Minneapolis last week have advised the NTSB that the reason they lost track of time they were “discussing the new monthly crew flight scheduling system.” The system was put in place as part of Northwest’s merger with Delta Air Lines. They both admitted accessing their personal laptops while they discussed this, something which is in violation of company policy.
Authorities are continuing to investigate Northwest Flight 188, an Airbus 320 which went 150 miles beyond its destination and was out of contact for over an hour.
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