Qantas grounds 2 pilots who reportedly quarreled in cockpit of jumbo jet at Dallas airport

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.washingtonpost.com/world...f60552-eb6a-11e1-866f-60a00f604425_story.html

    Qantas Airways Ltd. grounded two pilots who quarreled in the cockpit of their Boeing 747 jumbo jet at a Dallas airport last week, the airline and an aviation official said Tuesday.
    The argument happened two weeks after Qantas, Australia’s biggest airline, grounded another pilot for attempting to fly while under the influence of alcohol.

    Qantas said in a statement Tuesday that the captain and second officer were grounded pending an investigation. It declined to detail their behavior.
    The Sydney Morning Herald newspaper said the pilots had a heated argument over what takeoff calculations to enter into the plane’s computer.

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    :eek: That warm fuzzy feeling just left me.
     
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    "Quarrel" :D

    Can we just say, "pissed off at each other"? :D
     
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    That really is not a reassuring basis for disagreement.:oops:
     
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    Especially considering that DFW-BNE is one of their longest routes, no? I remember reading somewhere that they were running pretty low on fuel when headwinds were strong en route. :eek:
     
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    It is just sad to see one of the world's best airlines (and a favorite of mine) go thru this pettiness affair. Although we don't know the details, it is a shame to learn of the lack of professionalism that took place. :(

    Thanks sobore for this posting. :)

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