When the pilot of a small plane reported an oxygen problem over
Ohio last week and asked to “lose some altitude,” Ron
Lewis, an air traffic controller at Indianapolis Center, responded
immediately. He told the pilot to descend to 17,000 feet from
23,000 feet, and asked him what altitude he wanted.
Says Billings For Flights With A Friend Were Legitimate
The former Governor of North Carolina testified before the State
Board of Elections that invoices filed by a political ally for
flights on private aircraft had nothing to do with getting a break
on repairs for his home in Raleigh.
Transportation Secretary Responds To Northwest Flight 188
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said Wednesday the DOT's
examination of the effects of distractions on the U.S.
transportation system will be expanded to include the cockpit
following last week's incident involving an aircraft that overflew
its intended destination.