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10-27-09, 05:13 PM #1
Laptop use blamed for Northwest plane overshooting its destinationLaptop computers have been implicated in the bizarre case of Northwest Flight 188, which last week overshot its destination by 150 miles before turning back to the airport at which it was supposed to land, leading many to question the safety and reliability of America's commercial air traffic. Of course it turns out that what the pilots did is totally against the rules and Northwest says they will soon be terminated for the transgression pending the outcome of an investigation.
10-27-09, 05:31 PM #2
Idiots should be charged with multiple counts of kidnapping. I'm glad they had extra fuel onboard.SI VIS PACEM PARA BELLUM-Ex-Sheriff Martin Howe to Will Kane in "High Noon"
"It's a great life. You risk your skin catching killers and the juries turn them loose so they can come back and shoot at you again. If your honest , your poor your whole life. And , In the end , you wind up dying all alone on some dirty street. For what? For nothing. For a tin star."
Far from being a handicap to command, compassion is the measure of it. For unless one values the lives of his soldiers and is tormented by their ordeals , he is unfit to command.
-General Omar Bradley, United States Army
10-27-09, 06:02 PM #3
10-30-09, 01:32 AM #4
I think they are trying to cover their collective a$$es. I think they were doing something else and decided to stick to a "story".
10-30-09, 01:40 AM #5
Gotta go with Darin....my Navy pilot son laughed his ass off when he heard that story about laptops.
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10-30-09, 01:43 AM #6
Laptops can definitely be blamed for my lack of productivity but I'm thinking NOT with these guys.
That which does not kill me, better start fucking running.
If I lived every day like it was my last, the body count would be staggering.
I intend to go in harm's way. -John Paul Jones
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10-30-09, 04:25 AM #7
I'm glad this wasn't my call. Our afternoon shift officers did a great job handling it.The views expressed in the above post are the sole opinion of the author and do not reflect any official position by the author's employer and/or municipality.
10-30-09, 07:28 AM #8
Yeah, social notworking at its finest.\\` ` ` ` < ` )___/\
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