NW flight 188, truth, NOT
F-16s 'Prepared' to Shoot Down
Errant Northwest Flight ABC : NOT.
They were on the runway, never took off.
We still don't have the truth.
When you pass the descent point for your destination the Airbus gives you a tone and CAS message along with VNAV bars on your display.
No way that physically alert pilots could miss those signals and tones. They are intentionally loud enough to wake a sleeping pilot......The FAA already thought about this scenario years ago.
"You dont hear alarms, radio calls, and the banging on a cockpit door and Intercockpit Phone Calls!!!!"
"BTW, they became aware of their plane's position only after a flight attendant asked about the landing time over the planes intercom, according to the NTSB."
"The story makes it pretty clear they were using some form of an internet system on the laptop to access pilot flight records."
Frankly I want to know why it’s okay for the pilots to do that when the passengers are forbidden to do so because “it could interfere with the plane’s communications.”
They clearly had head phones on and couldn't hear any of this.
And you don't need head phones to check scheduling, the pilots
And isn't it some violation to use a PC on a plane?
We still don't have the full story.