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Northwest Airlines / Flight Risk #951486

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 22, 2009
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(Washington: Lisa Stark) The questions about a Northwest Airlines plane flight that overshot the Minneapolis airport by 150 miles examined; map & virtual view shown; details given about the timetable of Flight 188 that landed an hour late. [Flight Safety Foundation William VOSS†- says the pilots were distracted.] [Passenger Andrea ALLMON†- describes what happened at the airport.] The NTSB investigation into whether the pilots fell asleep noted.

(Studio: Charles Gibson) Live discussion held with aviation consultant John Nance about the flight. [NANCE - says this sort of thing has happened before with a sleepy crew; outlines a possible danger to the passengers; notes the NTSB has refused to allow planned sleeping for years.]

Gibson, Charles;
Stark, Lisa

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