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  1. Oliver
    Oliver at |

    So I assume it was equipment malfunction on the airport side of the system? Why did the controllers receive a tongue lashing — they aren’t the ones maintaining that system, are they? Did they advise subsequent aircraft to ignore the system/turn off auto-pilot?

    I wonder how often something like this happens, and how well “rookie” regional pilots with often significantly less experience than your average UA mainline pilot would handle situations like this.

  2. Kiwi Flyer
    Kiwi Flyer at |

    If you zoom in on the flightaware map you can see the late turn.

    My flight landed an hour later and also had a late turn, which I didn’t notice at the time – I was watching the heavy shower on the windows to see if we might go around.

  3. Brituchenite
    Brituchenite at |

    shcok – horror – I demand royalties ….. and you know what I’m talking about …. 🙂 😛