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Female Pilot Would Have Asked Directions

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There's been much conjecture about how the two officers piloting the Northwest Airlines jet  missed its destination by 150 miles. 

Pilot Richard Cole says there was no fight in the cockpit and claims neither he nor the captain had fallen asleep, but he's offered no explanation for how they forgot to land Flight 188.  


They got lost, and being men, wouldn't ask air traffic controllers for directions;

They were out to create a new situaion in the air with the hope of putting an end to the excessive coverage of the Balloon Boy and perhaps getting a reality show of their own.