Laptops Contributed To Pilot Error

Federal safety investigators are citing use of laptop computers among the factors that caused a Northwest Airlines pilot and copilot to become distracted and overshoot their destination of Minneapolis by 150 miles. What do you think?

  • “Well, flying Northwest is such a pleasure that I'm sure most passengers would jump at the chance to log an extra 150 miles with the airline."”

    Alexis Carter –
    Aperture Mask-Etcher

  • “I remember a simpler time when tipsy pilots were busy clinking glasses together instead of looking at websites as they sailed past their destinations."”

    Davis Sheedy –
    Machine Operator

  • “It could have been worse. That plane could have been going to Barcelona. Can you imagine missing Barcelona?! So frustrating."”

    Ryan Hayes –
    Systems Analyst