Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Going Dutch

Airport? That's Not An Airport

The captain of a KLM flight took his passengers on a 1,200-mile detour after refusing to land at a new airport in India because he had never heard of it. The pilot reportedly claimed he knew nothing about Hyderabad's new Rajiv Gandhi International airport, but airport officials insisted all airlines had been notified of it opening on March 14. However, a report in the Times of India revealed a number of pilots had complained their flight computers did not recognise the new airport.

FOOTNOTE: Wild goof chase.

7 comments:

quilly said...

Here the pilots just fly 100 miles PAST the island before their hysterical passengers and the flight tower manages to wake them from their naps.

Sandi McBride said...

And the refueling took place where?
Now I remember why I hate to fly...I don't trust the pilots. Over there they shoot off their mouths about things they know nothing about...here they shoot off guns in the cockpit because...well, some fool armed them.
Sandi

jennifer h said...

Could he not see the airport? Could he not radio somebody to confirm? Yeesh.

CrazyCath said...

Armed pilots Sandi? Scary!

When the pilot set off for his destination, did he not notice the name of the airport? That's scary too!

leslie said...

Good thing there was enough gas for that mammoth detour!

Seamus said...

What happened to the old fashion "flight plan"????

Lee said...

Wow! Not having airport codes in your flight computer is definitely a problem. Couldn't he have found someplace closer to reroute to?