Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Top Ten Cloves: Possible Things That Distracted Northwest Pilots

News Item: Licenses of 2 Northwest pilots who overshot airport are revoked

10. Got knocked out when heard former Court-Appointed President Bush is now Motivational Speaker

9. Were watching trailers on their laptops for new Amelia Earhart movie

8. Got stumped, trying to figure out what Sarah Palin's new company is

7. Took turns acting out Air Trans commercials

6. They were arguing about Brett Favre

5. On the phone with Richard Henne, pitching new hoax, starring two real pilots

4. Pouring through Ancestry.Com, seeing if related to Ahmed Wali Karzai, to make claim to some of his money

3. Without telling company, pilots were testing new Google Turn-by-Turn Android application, and, well ...

2. Got frightened - Lost their nerve, to buzz the Mall of America

1. Ran into problems installing Windows 7

Bonus Links

Randy James: Northwest's Wayward Flight: Sleeping Pilots?

Dan Frommer: Did Laptops Cause Pilots To Fly 100 Miles Too Far?

James Fallows: More on the Minneapolis "overflight"

Kevin Drum: Stop Digging

Michelle Deal-Zimmerman: At lunchtime, act like a pilot and take a "Northwest Nap"

1 comment:

Mike Licht said...

Work scheduling software. Yeah. Sure.