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    Delta Airlines’ ‘ghost flight’ over Greece sparks panic

    Delta Airlines pilots asleep: F16 jets scrambled after flight 8957 fails to respond

    IT WAS just a few hours after EgyptAir flight MS804 vanished from radar, later discovered to have crashed into the Mediterranean Sea killing 66 people.
    Air traffic controllers around the world were on high alert, so when Delta Airlines flight DL8957 from Germany to Kuwait strayed into Greek airspace over the Mediterranean Sea around 7.10pm, they jumped into action.

    The Athens-based controllers issued repeated — and frantic — requests for the pilots to identify themselves but were met with silence. Due to hijack fears, the incident was immediately brought to the attention of the country’s Ministry of Defence by the Greek Civil Aviation authority.

    With no idea what was happening on board, two F-16 fighter jets were scrambled to intercept the “ghost flight”, which was at this point nearing Santorini. This was standard military protocol.

    The F-16 pilots tried to see what was happening inside the plane, reporting that the Delta pilots appeared to be in their seats but were possibly asleep. One of the fighter jets even flew in front of the Boeing passenger plane and used light signals in a desperate attempt to rouse them, but there was still no response.

    It was only when shocked passengers alerted flight attendants to the fighter jets that surrounded the plane, that the pilots were roused as the crew banged on the cockpit door. They then contacted Greek authorities. By then, it had been nearly an hour without any contact.

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    And that's how shit happens.

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    Don't understand that at all, strayed into Greek airspace, was the plane not on auto pilot, are there not cockpit alarms if you heads off course.

    Either way, if the pilots had not awoken and traveled toward a populated area, could have been shot down.
    2 unemployed pilots one would hope.

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    I won't be flying Delta.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ENT View Post
    I won't be flying Delta.
    In any situation, Delta can't suck enough.

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    ...the pilots were roused as the crew banged on the cockpit door...
    Clearly, they were hypnotised by the aliens while their UFO took care of Egyptair 804.

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    I would love to see the F-16 pilots' cam footage of that, if it exists. Two fat fucks asleep at the stick(s), frantic passengers shitting themselves.

    Think they might just hold onto their new jobs - as toilet cleaners at Delta.

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    None of this would have happened if that Egyptian aeroplane hadn't disappeared.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ENT View Post
    I won't be flying Delta.
    About the only thing the US carriers have to offer is the illusion that their pilots are better trained and screened than those of foreign carriers. They treat their passengers like cattle on domestic flights, I cannot understand why anyone would fly them on international flights where there are other choices.

    Delta is busy now lobbying crooked America lawmakers to get Emirates wings clipped on flights to America because they cannot compete.

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