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Any News On The Pilot Who Busted DC Airspace?  
User currently offlineZionstrat From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 226 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2162 times:

Earlier this week I heard that a commercial pilot was suspended for flying over the Whitehouse after a take off from DCA, but I haven't been able to find an article or a thread online- Anyone have any info?

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User currently offlineZionstrat From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 226 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2126 times:

Nevermind- Found it onPPrune

http://www.pprune.org/forums/showthread.php?s=feb943f6a45dbbcbcde894fd3aa07921&threadid=48961


User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6206 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (12 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2067 times:

I wonder how close they were to shooting them down?


Last year 1,944 New Yorkers saw something and said something.
User currently offlineFlashmeister From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2903 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (12 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2039 times:
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Probably not close at all: The controllers alerted the plane of their mistake and they immediately corrected course. Hardly something that could be interpreted as a threat.


User currently offline411A From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1826 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (12 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2011 times:

The pilots should be grounded...permanently.

User currently offlineTT737FO From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 472 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (12 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2009 times:

411a--GIVE ME A BREAK.



User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 6, posted (12 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2005 times:

yeah 411A thats ridiculous! he made a mistake, he corrected it as soon as he knew, he should be suspended but not permenatly. thats a horrible idea!


Go big or go home
User currently offlineJj From Algeria, joined Jun 2001, 1227 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (12 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1996 times:

Perhaps a suspension, but nothing more than that.... he corrected his mistake when he was alerted, so what's the problem? i know it's dangerous but... it was just a mistake

User currently offlineGocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4364 posts, RR: 19
Reply 8, posted (12 years 8 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1981 times:

411a, give me one good reason why they should fire the pilots? It is a big deal that he violated restricted airspace but I don't think they'll fire them for the mistake, it's the secret service who has to take the risk and it's not really their fault.

I recently heard about a general aviation single engine plane who barely clipped P-56 and the FAA and secret service didn't suspend the private pilot's license or grounded him. Just questioned why and he explained and was released.

They'll just gound the pilots until the investigation is over. Don't think they'll get the boot.

Kevin/DCA



SIX T'S!......TURN. TIME. TWIST. THROTTLE. TALK. TRACK.
User currently offlineJayDavis From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 2000 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (12 years 8 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1927 times:

I agree, the pilots should not be grounded or fired, etc.

What is rather funny is their excuse for flying over the White House. According to yesterday's Good Morning America broadcast, the pilots said the wind caused them to go off course. GMA asked their aviation correspondent, John Nance, a very respected pilot, if this could happen. He plainly told them, no way. They made a mistake, but to lie about it and say the wind caused them to go off course, now that is a joke !!



User currently offlineJAL From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 5093 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (12 years 8 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1905 times:

The pilots are suspended with pay pending investigation.


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