Friday, November 13, 2009

How the FAA tracks unresponsive airplanes

The Federal Aviation Administration is holding a conference call at 9 a.m. (CT) today to discuss how it tracks airplanes that are not in contact with ground controllers. Presumably, this related to Northwest Airlines Flight 188, which I've covered extensively on my day job -- News Cut at Minnesota Public Radio.

From fairly early on, I called attention to the coordination -- or lack of coordination in this case -- between FAA and other elements of the air defense command. Here's the live blog:

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