NTSB Investigates Northwest Airlines (NWA) Flight 188 <





NTSB Investigates Northwest Airlines (NWA) Flight 188

Below are transcripts from interviews that the NTSB has with the pilots and flight attendants of Northwest Airlines Flight 188. In addition other employees of Northwest Airlines, Denver ARTCC Controllers and Minneapolis ARTCC Controllers.

On October 21, 2009, Northwest Airlines (NWA) flight 188, an Airbus A320, N374NW, did not respond to air traffic control communications for approximately one hour 17 minutes during cruise at FL370.

Flight 188 flew past their intended destination while the flight was NORDO (no radio communications) but landed without further incident once radio communication was reestablished.

There the aircraft had 2 pilots, 3 flight attendants and 144 passengers onboard.

The flight was from San Diego International Airport (SAN), San Diego, California, to Minneapolis-St Paul International/Wold-Chamberlain Airport (MSP), Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Interview: Reo Pratt, Northwest Airlines A320
Aircrew Program Manager (APM)
    First Officer Richard Irwin Cole
    Captain Timothy Cheney
Bill Trinka, Dispatcher
    David P. Francisco, Chief Dispatcher
Interview:      Vance Harris, Northwest Airlines Principle Operations Inspector (POI)

Statements - Flight Attendant
Statements - Minneapolis ARTCC Controller
Statements - Denver ARTCC Controller
Selected Air Route Traffic Control Center
Transmissions Overlay Report

Revocation letter Richard Cole

Revocation letter Timothy Cheney

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