Wed, Dec 16, 2009
Some 400 Pages Will Be Available On NTSB Website
Let the Monday morning
quarter-backing begin again!
The National Transportation Safety Board will open the public
docket today, Wednesday, on its investigation into the overflight
event involving Northwest Airlines flight 188 in October.
On October 21, 2009, Northwest Airlines flight 188 (N03274), an
Airbus A-320, went NORDO (no radio communications) for 77 minutes
while flying from San Diego to Minneapolis. The flight
overflew Minneapolis by more than 100 miles before re-establishing
radio contact with air traffic controllers and landing at
Minneapolis/St. Paul-Wold International Airport. There were
no injuries to the passengers and crew aboard.
The approximately 400 pages of the public docket will be
available on the Safety Board's website Wednesday morning, December
16. Included in the docket will be factual reports from the
Operations Group, Air Traffic Control Group, Survival Factors
Group, Cockpit Voice Recorder Group and Flight Data Recorder Group.
NTSB says this is a factual release only, and no probable cause has
been determined for the incident.
Despite the investigative/yet-to-be-fully-resolved nature of the
case and the number of issues that still remain to be explained,
the FAA took aggressive and severe actions against the flight crew
(the ultimate result of which is that their careers are pretty much
over if the matter stands), who are now in the process of appealing
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