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October 25, 2009

Delta Flight Lands on Taxiway !!!

Filed under: Consumer — alaboutnothing @ 8:54 pm
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Here is the press release that is today’s topic:

 ATLANTA – The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating why a Delta jet landed this week on a taxiway at Atlanta’s airport.

 The NTSB says none of the 182 passengers or 11 crew members were injured in the incident.

 The NTSB reports Flight 60 from Rio de Janeiro to Atlanta landed on Monday at 6:05 a.m. on a taxiway that ran parallel to the runway where it was assigned to land. Taxiways are lanes that planes use to get to and from runways.

The taxiway was active but no other aircraft were there at the time.

 A Delta spokesman says the airline is cooperating with the Federal Aviation Administration and NTSB and conducting an internal investigation of its own. The pilots involved have been relieved from flying until the investigations are done.

  I don’t know about you but this is totally unacceptable.  Theses pilots are so called professionals and hundreds of people who travel trust these guys / gals to get them safely to their destinations all over the world.  The amazing fact about this story is the fact that the taxiway was empty.  Atlanta is one of the busiest airports in the world and if you have ever flown you know how busy taxiways can be. 

  I have assigned one of the “Al About Nothing” Team members this story and he will be following the investigation.  The results will be reported as they become available.

  I have nothing further to add at this time except to speak in behalf of all the travelers that use the airlines for transportation.  We say to the pilots on Flight 60, “We hope that on your resume where it says ‘Current Status: “ the word that follows is ‘unemployed’.”

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