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NWA pilots overfly destination by 150 miles!

Two pilots on a Northwest Airlines bound flight to Minneapolis, overflew the airport by 150 miles before they noticed their error. Actually, a flight attendant notified the pilots. Oops.

Seriously? The pilots claim they were not sleeping and they were in a heated debate over airline policy. Hmmm. I am sorry, but that just scares me. Perhaps this incident will feed into the pilot fatigue issue and they will find out that both NWA pilots were sleep deprived as well.

Still, there is no excuse to overfly your destination by 1 hour and 16 minutes. Unless if you are dead.

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