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3 years 7 months ago

NORAD scrambles fighters over Washington, DC

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE (AP)-NORAD says two F-16 fighter jets were scrambled over Washington, D.C., after ground controllers lost communication with a small commercial jet on Friday. The North American Aerospace Defense Command says communication with the jet was restored before the fighters intercepted it, and the fighters returned...

4 years 10 months ago

NTSB: Wayward pilots were working on laptops

Two Northwest Airlines pilots reportedly told federal investigators that they were going over scheduling using their laptop computers in violation of company policy while their plane overflew their Minneapolis destination by 150 miles. National Transportation Safety Board said in a statement Monday that the pilots said in interviews that...

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