White House monitored wayward plane…
Posted on Sunday, October 25, 2009 12:47:27 AM by rdl6989
MINNEAPOLIS – There was concern at the White House about that wayward Northwest Airlines jet that flew past its scheduled destination in Minneapolis.
White House spokesman Nick Shapiro told The Associated Press on Saturday that senior White House officials were alerted by the White House Situation Room and they closely monitored the incident.
Shapiro didn’t say if President Barack Obama was informed about the wayward plane. Story continues below ↓advertisement | your ad here
Northwest Flight 118 was out of communications with air traffic controllers for over an hour Wednesday night. The plane carrying 144 passengers and five crew members was destined for Minneapolis but overflew the airport by about 150 miles before controllers were able to re-establish contact.
‘Nobody feel asleep’ The Northwest pilots insist a clandestine snooze isn’t to blame for their goof at 37,000 feet. “Nobody fell asleep in the cockpit,” first officer Richard I. Cole said.
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