Pilots who overshot airport won't fight losing licenses

  • Article by: SUZANNE ZIEGLER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: March 15, 2010 - 10:52 PM

The two pilots can apply for new licenses and eventually resume their flying careers. Neither admitted wrongdoing.

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tribsbeastMar. 15, 10 2:28 PM

not northwest, get it right. asleep at the wheel.

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johndoe123Mar. 15, 10 2:35 PM

Remember, when something goes wrong - its Northwest Airlines, when it goes right its Delta Airlines.

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bubbahotep1Mar. 15, 10 2:36 PM

what the story means to say "jolted the two experienced pilots awak after they spent much of the flight sleeping"

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keverrMar. 15, 10 2:37 PM

this sends the signal that you can compromise aviation safety and still keep your job. Its not like they are bus drivers.

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jablumpkinMar. 15, 10 2:39 PM

These guys will proabablly be in the Air for Delta in less than a year. I'm sure the union has made sure they haven't missed a pay check. FALL ASLEEP, BREAK THE RULES, ENDANGER LIVES, KEEP YOUR PAY CHECK AND GET YOUR LICENSE BACK? - OBAMA SHOULD STEP IN AND REVOKE THEM FOR LIFE FOR THE SAFETY OF AMERICA!

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minneg56Mar. 15, 10 2:39 PM

about the new pilot scheduling system." I wouldn't suspend them for over shooting their destination. There's a more serious issue. A lack of common sense! I'd suspend them for GRIPING ABOUT BEING SCHEDULED FOR WORK! Don't they realize how many people would love to be scheduled for work in our economy at a pilot's salary and benefits?

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jablumpkinMar. 15, 10 2:42 PM

These two should have their eyelids removed...but oh no, they'll be back at the job by years end. I'm sure the unions have made sure they're paid the whole time.

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liberaleliteMar. 15, 10 2:48 PM

The same week, a Delta 767 landed on the TAXIWAY in ATL yet didn't face the same flak as these guys. Sure, they lost Situational Awareness, which deserves repremand. But that's different than putting the plane and passengers in jeaopardy as did the pilots in ATL.

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minnetonka12Mar. 15, 10 2:53 PM

It's not fair to apply your standards about what people should be happy making for a living. Using the same approach you should never complain about your job because "think of all the burger flippers at McDonald's that would want your job and all the money you make". There is always someone who makes more or less than you. If you or others wanted the pay and benefits of being a pilot you could have too... btw - i'm not defending the pilot's just taking issue with the class warfare argument

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beav31847Mar. 15, 10 2:53 PM

Too bad. It was probably the fault of the FAA, and the controllers. Maybe they had their kids in charge!

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