It sounds like a bad joke: Northwest Airlines flight 188 from San Diego (KSAN) to Minneapolis (KMSP) overshot its intended destination by 150 miles on Wednesday evening.
What happened in that cockpit? The pilots say they â€œlost situational awarenessâ€ while arguing about airline policy. The immediate suspicion is that they fell asleep.
Contact with the Airbus A320 was lost at about 6:45 p.m. local time, the aircraft overflew Minneapolis and crossed the state line into Wisconsin before the crew responded to ATC and turned back. A review of the cockpit voice recorder is underway and will probably reveal the real cause of this small detour.
Video – Short interview with pilot
Flight 188 at Flightaware: