FAA makes a deal with NWA Flight 188 pilots

The two Northwest Airlines pilots who flew past the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport back in October have agreed not to fight the revocations of the licenses, the AP reports.

Under a deal with the FAA, the pilots will be allowed to apply for new licenses on Aug. 29.

The deal probably draws to a close a bizarre chapter in the final months of Northwest Airlines’ existence. Bob Collins followed the incident extensively here on News Cut, so check out the archives if you’re interested in the NWA Flight 188 incident.

The two pilots told investigators they were distracted by a spirited discussion and laptops in the cockpit, leading them to overshoot the airport by more than 100 miles before realizing their mistake and turning around.

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