03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

As Airlines Cut Corners, Pilot Fatigue Could Run The Industry Into The Ground

On Wednesday night, Northwest Airlines (DAL) Flight 188, an Airbus A-320, overshot its destination by 150 miles before the pilots re-established contact with air traffic controllers, turned the plane around, and landed in Minneapolis. While the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is still investigating the incident, questions have risen about the cause of the overflight and what it says about current airline safety regulations.

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