Get off the FOX crackpipe and get your information from a reputable source.Fox news just reported that the first point of loss of communication was at top of climb. Wow.
17. During the course of the above flight, NW188 was without radio contact for approximately ninety-one (91) minutes.
The news is reporting that there is a discrepancy over how long the flight was NORDO (they claim either 3 hours or 77 minutes), but it is undisputed that for whatever reason, the FAA did not contact NORAD until just a few minutes before the flight landed. The military is supposedly "furious" that they were not contacted earlier. I'm sure we'll get to the bottom of the story eventually.I don't feel like searching news articles or posts, but does anyone know why the fighters were holding on the ground? Even after 91 minutes seems like they should have been sent up either for security reasons or something similar to the Helios incident. I guess it's a good thing they weren't headed to DC.
Maybe they count a NORDO as a missed call or missed check in. Do you think the military should be alerted every time you ask the other pilot, "did I already check in?"Sources told FOX News there were three NORDO's --- or non-contacts -- the first one occurring shortly after the plane reached cruising altitude out of San Diego. The military was not notified until after the third NORDO -- which occurred as the plane approached Minneapolis.
Actually, my comment on the crackpipe is a reference to people who watch FOX news and think it is actual news. It's like someone who uses crack and thinks that their own personal crazy thoughts are actually what's going on.Qcappy, quite being a jackass. The fact that it's being reported as without communication for 3 hours total is news. I agree that I want to see the source of the information rather than relying 100 percent upon the report, but quite frankly your random comments concerning crackpipes and drinking early is more juvenile than either an incorrect report from fox news or my reporting a potentially incorrect report from fox news.