Mighty powerful computers on board if it takes that long to realize they were past there destination. I think they were “busy”, alright. Heh heh.
down on texting while driving, it now faces the question of how to handle two airline pilots who admit to computing while flying.
The National Transportation Safety Board said Monday that the pilots of a Northwest Airlines flight that overshot its destination airport by 150 miles last week say they did not fall asleep at the wheel but were distracted while reading their laptop computers, in violation of airline rules.
“This may be the ultimate case of distracted driving, only this time it was distracted flying,” said Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Minnesota Democrat and a member of the Commerce, Science and Transportation subcommittee on aviation operations, safety and security. “The pilots should have been focused on safely steering Flight 188 home, instead of checking crew schedules.