posted on Jun, 21 2004 @ 07:30 PM
Originally posted by onlyinmydreams
... at the very least, when he was on approach and saw a bunch of B-1s lined up on the tarmac instead of 737s he should have known what was
I agree, but if, as the base noted, the plane came out of a cloud approaching the base landing strip instead of the airport, then the pilot was pretty
much committed to landing at that point.
I still think that the crew saw something in flight that made the military want to detain them.
I think the jury's still out on this one and we need more info. But sometimes the simplest explanation is correct. I think ATC misidentified the
civilian plane as military, gave them landing instructions at the base and the pilot didn't question those instructions. The flight crew was hauled
off for drug-testing as SOP as was, most likely, the ATC.
At least that is my hope.